Enactive Cognition at the Edge of Sense-Making: Making Sense by M. Cappucio, T. Froese, Massimiliano Cappuccio

By M. Cappucio, T. Froese, Massimiliano Cappuccio

The enactive technique replaces the classical laptop metaphor of brain with emphasis on embodiment and social interplay because the assets of our objectives and issues. Researchers from a number of disciplines unite to deal with the problem of the way to account for the extra uniquely human elements of cognition, together with the summary and the nonsensical.

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This leads us to the second problem. The second problem, in fact, is even more radical. Unlike the first one, it does not simply require further articulation of enaction theory to match the diversity of our cognitive tasks: at stake is the very theoretical foundation of sense-making theory. Just because enactivism defines cognition as sense-making (a unique adaptive process that is both necessary and sufficient for our mind to cognize objects of perception and intellection), the recognition of the crucial role played by nonsense in our cognitive lives confronts enaction theory with a potentially 22 Massimiliano Cappuccio and Tom Froese paradoxical puzzle.

1991). Anxiety is not the only possible neutralization of the subject–world coupling; it is just the most dramatic and disruptive form, involving the totality of one’s existence. Existential analysis describes lesser, nonpathological forms of loss of familiarity in everyday life. Heidegger (1927/1966, § 16) describes the “un-ready-to-hand” (Unzuhandenheit), that is, the moment of unexpected breakdown of the expert ready-tohand interactions. This event prompts a troubled, uncertain modality of practical engagement that (as confirmed experimentally by Dotov et al.

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