Volume 7 · Number 1 · Pages 81–83
Enaction: An Incomplete Paradigm for Consciousness Science. Review of “Enaction: Toward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science” edited by John Stewart, Olivier Gapenne and Ezequiel A. Di Paolo

David A. Reid

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Upshot: According to its introduction, the aim of Enaction is to “present the paradigm of enaction as a framework for a far-reaching renewal of cognitive science as a whole.” While many of the chapters make progress towards this aim, the book as a whole does not present enactivism as a coherent framework, and it could be argued that enactivism’s embrace of phenomenology means it is no longer a theory of cognition.


Reid D. A. (2011) Enaction: An incomplete paradigm for consciousness science. Review of “enaction: Toward a new paradigm for cognitive science” edited by john stewart, olivier gapenne and ezequiel a. Di paolo. Constructivist Foundations 7(1): 81–83. http://constructivist.info/7/1/081

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