Introduction: The Varieties of Enactivism

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

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.

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Dave Ward
University of Edinburgh
Mario Villalobos
University of Edinburgh
David Silverman
Université Paris Descartes