I Could Be You: the Phenomenological Dimension of Social Understanding

  title={I Could Be You: the Phenomenological Dimension of Social Understanding},
  author={Kerstin Dautenhahn},
  journal={Cybernetics and Systems},
This paper discusses the phenomenological dimension of social understanding. The author’s general hypothesis is that complex forms of social unders . standing that biological agents especially humans show are based on two s . mechanisms: 1 the bodily, experiential dynamics of emphatic resonance s . and 2 the biographic reconstruction of a communication situation. The latter requires the agent’s bodily experiences as the point of reference for the reconstruction process. This hypothesis is… CONTINUE READING
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