«Enactivism»: intentionality, computational simulation. A research perspective

Author/s Barbara Sonzogni, Gabriella D’Ambrosio
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/128
Language Italian Pages 15 P. 20-34 File size 236 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2022-128002
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The question of the eligibility of the intentional action model calls into ques- tion the theses on the limits of conscious control of action and on the overcoming of the dualist conception of the mind-brain relationship. In this regard, the theme of the heterogenesis of ends - present for some time in the sociological tradition - finds its origin in the dynamics of social interdependence within which teleo- logically oriented acts fall. All this has obvious implications with regard to com- putational designs, thanks to which it is possible to include in the model aspects inherent in mental states and motives of teleological and non-teleological action. Moreover, one of the emerging arguments about the philosophy of the mind is undoubtedly that which refers to the so-called "enactivist" theory of the embodied mind, whose basic principle alludes to the inseparability of mental and bodily life.

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Barbara Sonzogni, Gabriella D’Ambrosio, «Enattivismo», intenzionalità, simulazione computazionale. Una prospettiva di ricerca in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 128/2022, pp 20-34, DOI: 10.3280/SR2022-128002