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Daniele Moyal-Sharrock (University of Hertfordshire) 'From Deed to Word: Wittgenstein's kink-free Enactivism', ARTS 01.16

November 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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UEA Wittgenstein Workshop 2018-19

'From Deed to Word: Wittgenstein's kink-free Enactivism'

(In memoriam John V. Canfield (1934-2017))

Abstract: In their most recent book, Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content (MIT 2017), Dan Hutto and Eric Myin claim to give a complete and gapless naturalistic account of cognition, but it comes with a kink. The kink being that content-involving cognition has special properties found nowhere else in nature, making it the case that minds capable of contentful thought differ in kind, in this key respect, from more basic minds. With the help of Ludwig Wittgenstein and John V. Canfield, I argue that the emergence of language (the use of words, symbols, representations) is an extension of action and not therefore due to some novel or unnatural properties or features that would in any way arrest or divert continuity. The enactive account of cognition is kink-free both in its basic and non-basic manifestations: there is simply no kink to mind.

At UEA LCR, ARTS 01.16. For more info, contact Oskari Kuusela


November 21, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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