In Laurence J. Kirmayer, Carol M. Worthman, Shinobu Kitayama, Robert Lemelson & Constance Cummings (eds.), Culture, mind, and brain: Emerging concepts, models, applications. New York, NY, USA: (forthcoming)

Shaun Gallagher
University of Memphis
Inês Hipólito
Humboldt-University, Berlin
Daniel D. Hutto
University of Wollongong
Advancing a radically enactive account of cognition, we provide arguments in favour of the possibility that cultural factors permeate rather than penetrate cognition, such that cognition extensively and transactionally incorporates cultural factors rather than there being any question of cultural factors having to break into the restricted confines of cognition. The paper reviews the limitations of two classical cognitivist, modularist accounts of cognition and a revisionary, new order variant of cognitivism – a Predictive Processing account of Cognition, or PPC. It argues that the cognitivist interpretation of PPC is conservatively and problematically attached to the idea of inner models and stored knowledge. In abandoning that way of understanding PPC, it offers a radically enactive alternative account of how cultural factors matter to cognition – one that abandons all vestiges of the idea that cultural factors might contentfully communicate with basic forms of cognition. In place of that idea, the possibility that culture permeates cognition is promoted.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Vision.David Marr - 1982 - W. H. Freeman.
The Predictive Mind.Jakob Hohwy - 2013 - Oxford University Press UK.

View all 41 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Enactive Pain and its Sociocultural Embeddedness.Katsunori Miyahara - 2019 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 20 (5):871-886.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Re-Doing the Math: Making Enactivism Add Up.Daniel Hutto - 2019 - Philosophical Studies 176 (3):827-837.
Why a Deep Understanding of Cultural Evolution is Incompatible with Shallow Psychology.Dan Sperber - 2006 - In N. J. Enfield & Stephen C. Levinson (eds.), Roots of Human Sociality. Oxford: pp. 431-449.
On Cognition and Cultural Evolution.Shinji Teraji - 2014 - Mind and Society 13 (2):167-182.
Thinking Materially: Cognition as Extended and Enacted.Karenleigh A. Overmann - 2017 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 17 (3-4):354-373.
Cognitive Integration How Culture Transforms Us and Extends Our Cognitive Capabilities.Richard Menary - 2018 - In Shaun Gallagher, Albert Newen & Leon De Bruin (eds.), Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition. Oxford: Oford University press. pp. 187-215.
Semiotic Cognition and the Logic of Culture.Barend van Heusden - 2009 - Pragmatics and Cognition 17 (3):611-627.
The Cultural Ecosystem of Human Cognition.Edwin Hutchins - 2014 - Philosophical Psychology 27 (1):1-16.
Prosocial Morality in Individual and Collective Cognition.Kateryna Maltseva - 2016 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 16 (1-2):1-36.


Added to PP index

Total views
256 ( #43,538 of 2,519,857 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
53 ( #15,470 of 2,519,857 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes