Interaction and bio-cognitive order

Synthese 166 (3):513 - 546 (2009)
The role of interaction in learning is essential and profound: it must provide the means to solve open problems (those only vaguely specified in advance), but cannot be captured using our familiar formal cognitive tools. This presents an impasse to those confined to present formalisms; but interaction is fundamentally dynamical, not formal, and with its importance thus underlined it invites the development of a distinctively interactivist account of life and mind. This account is provided, from its roots in the interactivist biological constitution of life, through the evolution of the dual internal regulatory capacities expressed as intentionality and intelligence, to its expression in self-directed anticipative learning in persons and in science.
Keywords Interaction  Interactivist–constructivist  Naturalism  Autonomy  Open problem  Self-directed anticipative learning  Agent  Biological agency
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