Shelfari edited the description of Reclaiming Cognition Sunday, August 16, 2009.
Traditional cognitive science ('cognitivism') is Cartesian in the sense that it takes as fundamental the distinction between the mental and the physical, the mind and the world. This leads to the claim that cognition is representational and best explained by AI and computational theory. The authors in this volume develop a critique of cognitivism and introduce an alternative approach - which owes more to evolutionary biology, embodied robotics, phenomenology and dynamical systems. Authors include: EMBODIED, EVOLVING AND ECOLOGICAL MINDS: Andy Clark, Jana Iverson, Esther Thelen, Rafael Nunez, Eleanor Rosch, Christine Skarda, M.T. Turvey and Robert E. Shaw. MATHEMATICS AND NEUROBIOLOGY: Paul Cisek, Walter J. Freeman, Ravi Gomatam, Guiseppe Longo, J.S. Nicolis and I. Tsuda. PHILOSOPHY OF ACTION, INTENTION AND EMOTION: Brian Goodwin, Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Hilary Rose and Maxine Sheets-Johnstone