Synthese 194 (11):4269-4288 (2017)

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Ken Aizawa
Rutgers University - Newark
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An important question in the debate over embodied, enactive, and extended cognition has been what has been meant by “cognition”. What is this cognition that is supposed to be embodied, enactive, or extended? Rather than undertake a frontal assault on this question, however, this paper will take a different approach. In particular, we may ask how cognition is supposed to be related to behavior. First, we could ask whether cognition is supposed to be behavior. Second, we could ask whether we should attempt to understand cognitive processes in terms of antecedently understood cognitive behaviors. This paper will survey some of the answers that have been given in the embodied, enactive, and extended cognition literature, then suggest reasons to believe that we should answer both questions in the negative
Keywords Cognition  Behavior  Enactivism  Embodied cognition   Extended cognition
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-014-0645-5
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