Enactive Cognition at the Edge of Sense-Making

Making Sense of Non-Sense

  • Massimiliano Cappuccio
  • Tom Froese

Part of the New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science book series (NDPCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Massimiliano Cappuccio, Tom Froese
      Pages 1-33
  3. Theory and Method

  4. Experience and Psychopathology

  5. Language and Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. William Michael Short, Wilson Shearin, Alistair Welchman
      Pages 238-265
    3. Michele Merritt
      Pages 285-306
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-317

About this book


The enactive approach replaces the classical computer metaphor of mind with emphasis on embodiment and social interaction as the sources of our goals and concerns. Researchers from a range of disciplines unite to address the challenge of how to account for the more uniquely human aspects of cognition, including the abstract and the nonsensical.


Enactive Cognitive Science Embodied Cognition Situated Cognition Embodied Mind Breakdowns Non-Sense Uncanny Symbolic Cognition Limits of Cognition Uniquely Human Cognition Life-Mind Continuity Thesis Cultural Cognition cognition Embodiment learning mind perception

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimiliano Cappuccio
    • 1
  • Tom Froese
    • 2
  1. 1.United Arab Emirates UniversityAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Universidad National Auionoma de MexicoMexico

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