Volume 18 · Number 3 · Pages 367–370
Life-Mind Continuity Beyond Individual-Centeredness: The Issue of Adaptivity

Timotej Prosen

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Open peer commentary on the article “Beyond Individual-Centred 4E Cognition: Systems Biology and Sympoiesis” by Mads Julian Dengsø & Michael David Kirchhoff. Abstract: I raise the question of whether sympoietic systems, as construed in the target article, can be said to exhibit adaptivity. First, I give an overview of the role of adaptivity in the context of an enactivist conception of life-mind continuity. Subsequently, I reflect on a number of ways in which the notion of adaptivity may or may not be applied to sympoietic systems.


Prosen T. (2023) Life-mind continuity beyond individual-centeredness: The issue of adaptivity. Constructivist Foundations 18(3): 367–370. https://constructivist.info/18/3/367

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