Volume 18 · Number 3 · Pages 380–382
Why Not Both? Interaction and the Individual in Enactivism

Nick Brancazio

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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 provide two reasons for thinking the conclusion drawn from the argument’s premises is too strong. Briefly, (a) the benefits of having consistent commitments between enactivism and developmental systems theory are only clear when treating both as philosophies of nature rather than empirical research programs, and (b) the target article demonstrates that enactivism is capable of explanatory pluralism.


Brancazio N. (2023) Why not both? Interaction and the individual in enactivism. Constructivist Foundations 18(3): 380–382. https://constructivist.info/18/3/380

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