Dissertatio 47:26-41 (2018)

Giovanni Rolla
Universidade Federal da Bahia
I advance the Radically Enactive Cognition (REC) program by developing Hutto & Satne’s (2015) and Hutto & Myin’s (2017) idea that contentful cognition emerges through sociocultural activities, which require a contentless form of intentionality. Proponents of REC then face a functional challenge: what is the function of higher cognitive skills, given the empirical findings that engaging in higher-cognitive activities is not correlated with cognitive amelioration (Kornblith, 2012)? I answer that functional challenge by arguing that higher cognition is an adaptive tool of the social systems we are embedded in, therefore, it is not necessarily aimed at achieving better cognitive states. In order to do so, I suggest interpreting key insights from autopoietic enactivism through REC lenses.
Keywords Enativismo Radical   Cognição Corporificada   Enativismo Autopoiético   Sistemas Sociais  radical enactivism  embodied cognition  autopoietic enactivism  social systems  autonomous systems  philosophy of mind
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DOI 10.15210/dissertatio.v47i0.12390
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