Volume 13 · Number 3 · Pages 395–397
A Psychology of the In Between? Review of Sensorimotor Life: An Enactive Proposal by Ezequiel Di Paolo, Thomas Buhrmann, and Xabier Barandiaran

Edward Baggs

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Upshot: The authors offer a theory of agency that is general enough to apply to whole organisms and single cells, and meaningful enough to highlight problems that embodied cognition theory has overlooked. The authors insist that the interesting thing about minds is what goes on in between activities; this leaves unclear what a specifically enactivist empirical program could look like. But the book can be read as a contribution to a broader project of instituting a full-blown post-cognitivist science of the mind.


Baggs E. (2018) A psychology of the in between? Review of sensorimotor life: An enactive proposal by ezequiel di paolo, thomas buhrmann, and xabier barandiaran. Constructivist Foundations 13(3): 395–397. https://constructivist.info/13/3/395

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