Introduction: The Varieties of Enactivism

Topoi 36 (3):365-375 (2017)

Dave Ward
University of Edinburgh
Mario Villalobos
University of Edinburgh
David Silverman
Université Paris Descartes
This introduction to a special issue of Topoi introduces and summarises the relationship between three main varieties of 'enactivist' theorising about the mind: 'autopoietic', 'sensorimotor', and 'radical' enactivism. It includes a brief discussion of the philosophical and cognitive scientific precursors to enactivist theories, and the relationship of enactivism to other trends in embodied cognitive science and philosophy of mind.
Keywords Enactivism  Sensorimotor Theory  Autopoiesis  Radical Enactivism  Embodied Cognition
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DOI 10.1007/s11245-017-9484-6
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