The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science
Andreas K. Engel, Karl J. Friston, Danica Kragic
MIT Press, May 27, 2016 - Science - 432 pages
Experts from a range of disciplines assess the foundations and implications of a novel action-oriented view of cognition.
Cognitive science is experiencing a pragmatic turn away from the traditional representation-centered framework toward a view that focuses on understanding cognition as “enactive.” This enactive view holds that cognition does not produce models of the world but rather subserves action as it is grounded in sensorimotor skills. In this volume, experts from cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, robotics, and philosophy of mind assess the foundations and implications of a novel action-oriented view of cognition.
Their contributions and supporting experimental evidence show that an enactive approach to cognitive science enables strong conceptual advances, and the chapters explore key concepts for this new model of cognition. The contributors discuss the implications of an enactive approach for cognitive development; action-oriented models of cognitive processing; action-oriented understandings of consciousness and experience; and the accompanying paradigm shifts in the fields of philosophy, brain science, robotics, and psychology.
What people are saying - Write a review
Wheres the Action?
Common Perspectives and Disagreements
3 The Development of Action Cognition
An Approach to the Study of Cognitive Development
Processes That Mediate Stimuli and Responses Make Human Action Possible
Free Energy and Action
7 Prediction Agency and Body Ownership
8 Sensorimotor Contingencies and the Dynamical Creationof Structural Relations Underlying Percepts
13 Pragmatism and the Pragmatic Turn in Cognitive Science
The Unconscious Parallel Present Optimized by the Conscious Sequential Projected Future
15 ActionOriented Understanding of Consciousness and the Structure of Experience
16 Do We or Our Brains Actively Represent or Enactively Engage with the World?
17 Ways of Action Science
A Question of Representations and Embodiment
Contextualizing the New Science of Mind
20 Implications of ActionOriented Paradigm Shifts in Cognitive Science