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Book Review: HUTTO, Daniel and MYIN, Erik, Evolving Enactivism – Basic minds meet content (2017, MIT Press, xxvi + 328 p.)
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Enactivism. Intentionality. Cognition. Naturalism.

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NASCIMENTO, Laura. Book Review: HUTTO, Daniel and MYIN, Erik, Evolving Enactivism – Basic minds meet content (2017, MIT Press, xxvi + 328 p.). Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 41, n. 1, p. 177–184, 2018. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/manuscrito/article/view/8652152. Acesso em: 14 jul. 2024.

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The following review presents some of the themes developed in Evolving Enactivism - basic minds meet content. Hutto and Myin's new book on the Radical Enactive approach to Cognition (REC) aims to provide a thoroughy naturalistic explanation for cognitive phenomena. The main themes investigated here concern Hutto and Myin's criticisms of the nature and role that the notion of content traditionally plays in mainstream cognitive science explanations of cognition and their attempt to provide an account for a variety of cognitive phenomena in which the questionable notion of content is not necessary. It is argued that REC is a promising research framework for cognitive phenomena and deserves further investigation.
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Referências

FODOR, J. A theory of content and other essays. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press., 1990.

HUTTO, D.; MYIN, E. Radicalizing Enactivism – basic minds without content. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013.

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