The Reach of Radical Embodied or Enactive Cognition (REC)

June 17, 2013 - June 19, 2013
University of Antwerp


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Many forms of cognition can and should be understood without invoking content-involving representations. That is the claim of Radical Embodied or Enactive Cognitive Science (REC).  REC offers a serious challenge to the representational/computational status quo in cognitive science.

This conference explores if its radical claim can be argumentatively supported and challenged, and whether it must be toned down. It examines whether REC might be true of basic cognition, including perception. But it also considers whether and how it might be extended so as to accommodate forms of cognition traditionally conceived as totally out of its reach, such as offline or symbolic cognition. It asks to what extent and how REC will bring changes of practice and method in cognitive science and beyond.  

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Confirmed invited contributors

Louise Barrett (University of Lethbridge)

Anthony Chemero (University of Cincinnati)

Catarina Dutilh-Novaes (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Daniel Hutto (University of Hertfordshire)

Richard Menary (Macquarie University)

William Ramsey (University of Nevada)

Zuzanna Rucinska (University of Hertfordshire)

Pierre Steiner (University of Compiègne)

John Sutton (Macquarie University)

Dave Ward (University of Edinburgh)

Mike Wheeler (University of Stirling) 

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Stefaan Cuypers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Shaun Gallagher, University of Memphis

Daniel Hutto, University of Herfordshire

Erik Myin, Universiteit Antwerpen

Marc Slors, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Jean Paul Van Bendegem, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Bart Van Kerkhove, Universiteit Hasselt

Erik Weber, Universiteit Gent

Michael Wheeler, University of Stirling

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June 17, 2013, 10:00am CET

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