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The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition

The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition

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4E cognition (embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended) is a relatively young and thriving field of interdisciplinary research. It assumes that cognition is shaped and structured by dynamic interactions between the brain, body, and both the physical and social environments.

With essays from leading scholars and researchers, The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition investigates this recent paradigm. It addresses the central issues of embodied cognition by focusing on recent trends, such as Bayesian inference and predictive coding, and presenting new insights, such as the development of false belief understanding.

The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition also introduces new theoretical paradigms for understanding emotion and conceptualizing the interactions between cognition, language, and culture. With an entire section dedicated to the application of 4E cognition in disciplines such as psychiatry and robotics, and critical notes aimed at stimulating discussion, this Oxford handbook is the definitive guide to 4E cognition.

Aimed at neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and philosophers, The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in this young and thriving field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198735410
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 960
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.10(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Albert Newen received his PhD in 1994 from the University of Bielefeld. He became associate professor in 2003 at Tubingen, changed to the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) in 2007 and was appointed to full professor in 2010. He is director of the interdisciplinary Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution since 2011. He received several research awards, including the Bennigsen-Foerder Award (North-Rhine Westfalia) as well as the award for "Philosophy in Psychiatry" from the society of psychiatry in Germany (DGPPN). He was visiting professor in Oxford, Stanford and Urbana-Champagne. His research combines philosophical theory formation with research in psychology, psychiatry and neurosciences

Leon de Bruin (1979) obtained his PhD in philosophy from the University of Leiden in 2010 with an interdisciplinary study on social cognition. After his PhD, he worked as a postdoc at the Ruhr-University Bochum on the development of false belief understanding. He was appointed assistant professor of philosophy of mind at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2012, and associate professor of philosophy of mind in 2017.

Shaun Gallagher is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis. His areas of research include phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, especially topics related to embodiment, self, agency and intersubjectivity, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of time. Dr. Gallagher has a secondary research appointment at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is Honorary Professor at the University of Tromso, Norway. He has held visiting positions at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University; the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen; the Centre de Recherche en Epistemelogie Appliquee (CREA), Paris; the Ecole Normale Superiure, Lyon; the Humboldt University in Berlin, and most recently at Keble College, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
1. Introduction: 4E Cognition: Historical Roots, Key Concepts, and Central Issues, Albert Newen, Shaun Gallagher, and Leon de Bruin
Part II: What is Cognition?
2. Extended Cognition, Julian Kiverstein
3. Ecological-Enactive Cognition as Engaging with a Field of Relevant Affordances: The Skilled Intentionality Framework (SIF), Erik Rietveld, Damiaan Denys, and Maarten Van Westen
4. The Enactive Conception of Life, Ezequiel Di Paolo
5. Going Radical, Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin
6. Critical Note: So, What Again is 4E Cognition?, Ken Aizawa
Part III: Modelling and Experimentation
7. The Predictive Processing Hypothesis, Jakob Hohwy
8. Interacting in the Open: Where Dynamical Systems Become Extended and Embodied, Maurice Lamb and Anthony Chemero
9. Searching for the Conditions of Genuine Intersubjectivity: From Agent-based Models to Perceptual Crossing Experiments, Tom Froese
10. Cognitive Integration: How Culture Transforms Us and Extends our Cognitive Capabilities, Richard Menary
11. Critical Note: Cognitive Systems and the Dynamics of Representing-in-the-world, Tobias Schlicht
Part IV: Cognition, Action, and Perception
12. The Body in Action: Predictive Processing and the Embodiment Thesis, Michael D. Kirchhoff
13. Joint Action and Ecognition, Deborah Tollefsen and Rick Dale
14. Perception, Exploration, and the Primacy of Touch, Matthew Ratcliffe
15. Direct Social Perception, Joel Krueger
16. Critical Note: Bodily Experience, Action and Perception from the 4e Perspective, Sven Walter
Part V: Brain-Body-Environment Coupling and Its Perception
17. Disclosing the World: Intentionality and 4e Cognition, Mark Rowlands
18. Building a Stronger Concept of Embodiment, Shaun Gallagher
19. Motor Intentionality, Elisabeth Pacherie
20. The Extended Body Hypothesis: Referred Sensations from Tools to Peripersonal Space, Frederique De Vignemont
21. Critical Note: Brain-body-environment Couplings: What do they Teach us about Cognition?, Arne M. Weber and Gottfried Vosgerau
Part VI: Social Cognition
22. Embodied Resonance, Vittorio Gallese and Corrado Sinigaglia
23. Why Engagement? A Second Person Take on Social Cognition, Vasudevi Reddy
24. The Intersubjective Turn, Hanne De Jaegher
25. The Person Model Theory and the Question of Situatedness of Social Understanding, Albert Newen
26. False Belief Understanding, 4E Cognition and the Predictive Processing Paradigm, Leon De Bruin
27. Critical Note: How Revisionary are 4E accounts of Social Cognition?, Mitchell Herschbach
Part VII: Emotion
28. Thinking and Feeling: A Social-developmental Perspective, Peter Hobson
29. Beyond Mirroring: 4E Perspectives on Empathy, Dan Zahavi and John Michael
30. Embodiment of Emotion and its Situated Nature, Evan W. Carr, Anne Kever and Piotr Winkielman
31. Enacting Affectivity, Giovanna Colombetti
32. Critical Note: 3Es are Sufficient, but Don 't Forget the D - A Critical Note on Situated Affectivity, Achim Stephan
Part VIII: Language And Learning
33. The Embodiment of Language, Mark Johnson
34. The Embodiment of Concepts: Theoretical Perspectives and the Role of Predictive Processing, Michiel Van Elk and Harold Bekkering
35. Origins and Complexities of Infant Communication and Social Cognition, Ulf Liszkowski
36. Developing an Understanding of Normativity, Marco F. H. Schmidt and Hannes Rakoczy
37. Critical Note: Language and Learning from the 4e Perspective, Hans-Johann Glock
Part IX: Evolution and Culture
38. The Evolution of Cognition: A 4e Perspective, Louise Barrett
39. Mindshaping, Tadeusz W. Zawidzki
40. Bringing Things to Mind: 4Es and Material Engagement, Lambros Malafouris
41. Culture and the Extended Phenotype: Cognition and Material Culture in Deep Time, Kim Sterelny
42. Critical Note: Evolution of Human Cognition, Andreas Roepstorff and Tobias Starzak
Part X: Applications
43. Communication as Fundamental Paradigm for Psychopathology, Kai Vogeley
44. Scaffolding Intuitive Rationality, Cameron Buckner
45. Robots as Powerful Allies for the Study of Embodied Cognition from the Bottom Up, Matej Hoffmann and Rolf Pfeifer
46. Interpersonal Judgments, Embodied Reasoning and Juridical Legitimacy, Somogy Varga
47. Embodied Cognition and the Humanities, Amy Cook
48. Embodied Aesthetics, Barbara G. Montero

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