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Mending or abandoning cognitivism?

Antoni Gomila

in Symbols and Embodiment

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199217274
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696060 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217274.003.0017
Mending or abandoning cognitivism?

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This chapter explores whether current interest in an embodied, embedded approach to cognition should be carried out as an alternative only to abstract symbols, while keeping most of cognitivism, or rather as a proper alternative to cognitivism. It emphasizes the shortcomings and risks of a cognitivist version of the embodied meaning approach, favouring a more radical, interactivist, and dynamical approach to cognition.

Keywords: cognitivism; cognition; embodied meaning; abstract symbols

Chapter.  9187 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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