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[Xmca-l] How embodied is Cognition?

I thought this short article "How embodied is Cognition?" by Daniel Hutto
might be a nice piece to bring together with the pre-frontal discussion in
the other thread (not as counterpoint but as complement):


Here is a teaser:
"E is the letter, if not the word, in today’s sciences of mind. E
adjectives proliferate. Nowadays it is hard to avoid claims that cognition
– perceiving, imagining, decision-making, planning – is best understood in
E terms of some sort. The list of E-terms is long: embodied, enactive,
extended, embedded, ecological, engaged, emotional, expressive, emergent
and so on. This short piece explains: the big idea behind this movement;
how it is inspired by empirical findings; why it matters; and what
questions the field will face in the future. It focuses on the stronger and
weaker ways that..."

Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602