The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition

The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition

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4E cognition (embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended) is a relatively young and thriving field of interdisciplinary research. It assumes that cognition is shaped and structured by dynamic interactions between the brain, body, and both the physical and social environments.

With essays from leading scholars and researchers, The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition investigates this recent paradigm. It addresses the central issues of embodied cognition by focusing on recent trends, such as Bayesian inference and predictive coding, and presenting new insights, such as the development of false belief understanding.

The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition also introduces new theoretical paradigms for understanding emotion and conceptualizing the interactions between cognition, language, and culture. With an entire section dedicated to the application of 4E cognition in disciplines such as psychiatry and robotics, and critical notes aimed at stimulating discussion, this Oxford handbook is the definitive guide to 4E cognition.

Aimed at neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and philosophers, The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in this young and thriving field.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 173 x 245 x 46mm | 1,770g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198863470
  • 9780198863472
  • 743,160

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction
1: Albert Newen, Shaun Gallagher, and Leon de Bruin: Introduction: 4E Cognition: Historical Roots, Key Concepts, and Central Issues
Part II: What is Cognition?
2: Julian Kiverstein: Extended Cognition
3: Erik Rietveld, Damiaan Denys, And Maarten Van Westen: Ecological-Enactive Cognition as Engaging with a Field of Relevant Affordances: The Skilled Intentionality Framework (SIF)
4: Ezequiel Di Paolo: The Enactive Conception of Life
5: Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin: Going Radical
6: Ken Aizawa: Critical Note: So, What Again is 4E Cognition?
Part III: Modelling and Experimentation
7: Jakob Hohwy: The Predictive Processing Hypothesis
8: Maurice Lamb and Anthony Chemero: Interacting in the Open: Where Dynamical Systems Become Extended and Embodied
9: Tom Froese: Searching for the Conditions of Genuine Intersubjectivity: From Agent-based Models to Perceptual Crossing Experiments
10: Richard Menary: Cognitive Integration: How Culture Transforms Us and Extends our Cognitive Capabilities
11: Tobias Schlicht: Critical Note: Cognitive Systems and the Dynamics of Representing-in-the-world
Part IV: Cognition, Action, and Perception
12: Michael D. Kirchhoff: The Body in Action: Predictive Processing and the Embodiment Thesis
13: Deborah Tollefsen and Rick Dale: Joint Action and Ecognition
14: Matthew Ratcliffe: Perception, Exploration, and the Primacy of Touch
15: Joel Krueger: Direct Social Perception
16: Sven Walter: Critical Note: Bodily Experience, Action and Perception from the 4e Perspective
Part V: Brain-Body-Environment Coupling and Its Perception
17: Mark Rowlands: Disclosing the World: Intentionality and 4e Cognition
18: Shaun Gallagher: Building a Stronger Concept of Embodiment
19: Elisabeth Pacherie: Motor Intentionality
20: Frederique De Vignemont: The Extended Body Hypothesis: Referred Sensations from Tools to Peripersonal Space
21: Arne M. Weber and Gottfried Vosgerau: Critical Note: Brain-body-environment Couplings: What do they Teach us about Cognition?
Part VI: Social Cognition
22: Vittorio Gallese and Corrado Sinigaglia: Embodied Resonance
23: Vasudevi Reddy: Why Engagement? A Second Person Take on Social Cognition
24: Hanne De Jaegher: The Intersubjective Turn
25: Albert Newen: The Person Model Theory and the Question of Situatedness of Social Understanding
26: Leon De Bruin: False Belief Understanding, 4E Cognition and the Predictive Processing Paradigm
27: Mitchell Herschbach: Critical Note: How Revisionary are 4E accounts of Social Cognition?
Part VII: Emotion
28: Peter Hobson: Thinking and Feeling: A Social-developmental Perspective
29: Dan Zahavi and John Michael: Beyond Mirroring: 4E Perspectives on Empathy
30: Evan W. Carr, Anne Kever and Piotr Winkielman: Embodiment of Emotion and its Situated Nature
31: Giovanna Colombetti: Enacting Affectivity
32: Achim Stephan: Critical Note: 3Es are Sufficient, but Don 't Forget the D - A Critical Note on Situated Affectivity
Part VIII: Language And Learning
33: Mark Johnson: The Embodiment of Language
34: Michiel Van Elk and Harold Bekkering: The Embodiment of Concepts: Theoretical Perspectives and the Role of Predictive Processing
35: Ulf Liszkowski: Origins and Complexities of Infant Communication and Social Cognition
36: Marco F. H. Schmidt and Hannes Rakoczy: Developing an Understanding of Normativity
37: Hans-Johann Glock: Critical Note: Language and Learning from the 4e Perspective
Part IX: Evolution and Culture
38: Louise Barrett: The Evolution of Cognition: A 4e Perspective
39: Tadeusz W. Zawidzki: Mindshaping
40: Lambros Malafouris: Bringing Things to Mind: 4Es and Material Engagement
41: Kim Sterelny: Culture and the Extended Phenotype: Cognition and Material Culture in Deep Time
42: Andreas Roepstorff and Tobias Starzak: Critical Note: Evolution of Human Cognition
Part X: Applications
43: Kai Vogeley: Communication as Fundamental Paradigm for Psychopathology
44: Cameron Buckner: Scaffolding Intuitive Rationality
45: Mat?j Hoffmann and Rolf Pfeifer: Robots as Powerful Allies for the Study of Embodied Cognition from the Bottom Up
46: Somogy Varga: Interpersonal Judgments, Embodied Reasoning and Juridical Legitimacy
47: Amy Cook: Embodied Cognition and the Humanities
48: Barbara G. Montero: Embodied Aesthetics
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The ten sections and forty-eight contributions of this handsomely produced handbook explore both these foundational questions about the nature of cognition and embodiment and the applications of 4E perspectives to social cognition, language and culture and specific applications in, for example, psychopathology and aesthetics. Especially commendable is the inclusion of critical notes which offer criticisms of the contributions in each chapter from exponents of the mainstream tradition. This enables a real sense of dialogue both between post-representationalists and the mainstream and from within the variously ambitious forms of 4E-Cognition. Ian Ground, Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire, and Vice-President of the British Wittgenstein Society, Times Literary Supplement
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What I like most about this book is that it is not just a collection of what 4E Cognition is, it is also a rigorous critique of what it is not: The final chapter in sections one to nine is a critical review of the preceding discussions, providing a balanced view of the topic area. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in cognition, not only to those interested in whether it is embodied, embedded, extended or enacted. The notion of 4E cognition does
have its challenges, and this book does not shy away from this. I feel even those with a more critical view of 4E Cognition would enjoy The Oxford handbook of 4E Cognition, and certainly enjoy the critical chapters in each section. Overall, it presents the characterisation of cognition in a clear
manner throughout, and while it is a comprehensive read at over 900 pages long, it is a very interesting read none-the-less. * Nicholas J. Shipp, PhD, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK * The ten sections and forty-eight contributions of this handsomely produced handbook explore both these foundational questions about the nature of cognition and embodiment and the applications of 4E perspectives to social cognition, language and culture and specific applications in, for example, psychopathology and aesthetics. Especially commendable is the inclusion of critical notes which offer criticisms of the contributions in each chapter from exponents of the
mainstream tradition. This enables a real sense of dialogue both between post-representationalists and the mainstream and from within the variously ambitious forms of 4E-Cognition. * Ian Ground, Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire, and Vice-President of the British Wittgenstein Society, Times Literary Supplement * "[The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition] is a substantial tome, coming in at nearly 1,000 pages and forty-eight contributions. The most useful innovation in this volume is the inclusion of critical reflections at the end of each section. These will prove especially valuable for the reader who is less familiar with the field. * James Carney, Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture *
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About Albert Newen

Albert Newen received his PhD in 1994 from the University of Bielefeld. He became associate professor in 2003 at Tubingen, changed to the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) in 2007 and was appointed to full professor in 2010. He is director of the interdisciplinary Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution since 2011. He received several research awards, including the Bennigsen-Foerder Award (North-Rhine Westfalia) as well as the award for "Philosophy in
Psychiatry" from the society of psychiatry in Germany (DGPPN). He was visiting professor in Oxford, Stanford and Urbana-Champagne. His research combines philosophical theory formation with research in psychology, psychiatry and neurosciences

Leon de Bruin (1979) obtained his PhD in philosophy from the University of Leiden in 2010 with an interdisciplinary study on social cognition. After his PhD, he worked as a postdoc at the Ruhr-University Bochum on the development of false belief understanding. He was appointed assistant professor of philosophy of mind at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2012, and associate professor of philosophy of mind in 2017.

Shaun Gallagher is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis. His areas of research include phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, especially topics related to embodiment, self, agency and intersubjectivity, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of time. Dr. Gallagher has a secondary research appointment at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is Honorary Professor at the University of Tromso, Norway. He has held visiting positions
at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University; the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen; the Centre de Recherche en Epistemelogie Appliquee (CREA), Paris; the Ecole Normale Superiure, Lyon; the Humboldt University in Berlin, and most recently at Keble College,
University of Oxford.
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