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The Enactive Torch: A New Tool for the Science of Perception
It is suggested that the guiding principle should be the design of interfaces that serve as a transparent medium for augmenting the authors' natural skills of interaction with the world, instead of requiring conscious attention to the interface as an opaque object in the world.
Autonomy: A Review and a Reappraisal
It is argued that with this distinction the apparent opposition can be resolved and the diversity of approaches in the field of artificial life can be reviewed.
Open-Ended Evolution: Perspectives from the OEE Workshop in York
We describe the content and outcomes of the First Workshop on Open-Ended Evolution: Recent Progress and Future Milestones (OEE1), held during the ECAL 2015 conference at the University of York, UK,
On the Role of AI in the Ongoing Paradigm Shift within the Cognitive Sciences
  • T. Froese
  • Psychology
    50 Years of Artificial Intelligence
  • 2006
It is concluded that the success of enactivism in establishing itself as a mainstream cognitive science research program will depend less on progress made in AI research and more on the development of a phenomenological pragmatics.
The enactive approach: Theoretical sketches from cell to society
A new operational definition of social interaction is proposed which not only emphasizes the cognitive agency of the individuals and the irreducibility of the interaction process itself, but also the need for jointly co-regulated action.
On the Role of Social Interaction in Individual Agency
This article argues that interindividual relations and social context do not simply arise from the behavior of individual agents, but themselves enable and shape the individual agents on which they depend and propose a number of ways in which interactional autonomy can influence individuals.
Getting interaction theory (IT) together: integrating developmental, phenomenological, enactive, and dynamical approaches to social interaction
We argue that progress in our scientific understanding of the ‘social mind’ is hampered by a number of unfounded assumptions. We single out the widely shared assumption that social behavior depends
The extended body: a case study in the neurophenomenology of social interaction
There is a growing realization in cognitive science that a theory of embodied intersubjectivity is needed to better account for social cognition. We highlight some challenges that must be addressed
From Second‐order Cybernetics to Enactive Cognitive Science: Varela's Turn From Epistemology to Phenomenology
Varela is well known in the systems sciences for his work on second-order cybernetics, biology of cognition and especially autopoietic theory. His concern during this period was to find an