Some important new publications on the Skilled Intentionality Framework for Ecological-Enactive Cognitive Science

In 2018 we have published several new academic papers to develop aspects of the Skilled Intentionality Framework (SIF) for Embodied Cognition and our new approach of Ecological-Enactive Cognitive Science more in particular.

In two papers published in philosophy journal Synthese we deal with topics that are seen as central for understanding so-called ‘higher’ cognition: anticipation, planning, and dealing with the absent and not-yet existing. We have also collaborated with the renowned neuroscientist Karl Friston to model the complex joint agent-environment system that is at the core of our approack. Finally, for a chapter for the Oxford Handbook Series we have written an introduction to the Skilled Intentionality Framework.

Van Dijk, L, and Rietveld, E. (2018). Situated Anticipation. Synthese. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-02013-8

Bruineberg, J., Chemero, A., and Rietveld, E. (2018). General Ecological Information supports engagement with affordances for ‘higher’ cognition. Synthese 196(12), 5231–5251. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1716-9

Bruineberg, J., Rietveld, E., Parr, T., Van Maanen, L., and Friston, K.J. (2018). Free-energy minimization in joint agent-environment systems: a niche construction perspective. Journal of Theoretical Biology 455, 161-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2018.07.002

Rietveld, E., Denys, D., and Van Westen, M. (2018). Ecological-Enactive Cognition as Engaging with a Field of Relevant Affordances: The Skilled Intentionality Framework (SIF), in Newman et al (eds.) Oxford Handbook for Embodied Cognitive Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 41-70.

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