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    Grief is often described as characterized by a particular emotional response to another person’s death. While this is true of paradigm cases, we argue that a broader notion of grief allows accommodating forms of this emotional experience that deviate from the paradigmatic case. The bulk of the paper explores such a nonparadigmatic form of grief, anticipatory-vicarious grief, which is typically triggered by pondering the inevitability of our own death. We argue that AV-grief is a particular moral…Read more
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    Neonatal Imitation: Theory, Experimental Design, and Significance for the Field of Social Cognition
    with Stefano Vincini, Yuna Jhang, and Eugene H. Buder
    Frontiers in Psychology 8. 2017.
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    Economic Reasoning and Interaction in Socially Extended Market Institutions
    with Antonio Mastrogiorgio and Enrico Petracca
    Frontiers in Psychology 10. 2019.
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    Perception, as you make it
    with David W. Vinson, Drew H. Abney, Dima Amso, Anthony Chemero, James E. Cutting, Rick Dale, Jonathan B. Freeman, Laurie B. Feldman, Karl J. Friston, J. Scott Jordan, Liad Mudrik, Sasha Ondobaka, Daniel C. Richardson, Ladan Shams, Maggie Shiffrar, and Michael J. Spivey
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39. 2016.
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    Rethinking Again
    Australasian Philosophical Review 2 (2): 234-245. 2018.
    Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2018, Page 234-245.
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    Rethinking Nature: Phenomenology and a Non-reductionist Cognitive Science
    Australasian Philosophical Review 2 (2): 125-137. 2018.
    Resistance to the idea that phenomenology can be relevant to cognitive scientific explanation has faced two objections advanced, respectively, from both sides of the issue: from the scientific perspective it has been suggested that phenomenology, understood as an account of first-person experience, is ultimately reducible to cognitive neuroscientific explanation; and from a phenomenological perspective it has been argued that phenomenology cannot be naturalized. In this context it makes sense to…Read more
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    Acting Oneself as Another: An Actor’s Empathy for her Character
    with Julia Gallagher
    Topoi 39 (4): 779-790. 2020.
    What does it mean for an actor to empathize with the character she is playing? We review different theories of empathy and of acting. We then consider the notion of “twofoldness”, which has been used to characterize the observer or audience perspective on the relation between actor and character. This same kind of twofoldness or double attunement applies from the perspective of the actor herself who must, at certain points of preparation, distinguish between the character portrayed and her own p…Read more
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    Replies to Barrett, Corris and Chemero, and Hutto
    Philosophical Studies 176 (3): 839-851. 2019.
    In this essay, I respond to the critical remarks of Louise Barrett, Amanda Corris and Anthony Chemero, and Daniel Hutto on my book Enactivist Interventions. In doing so, I consider whether behaviorism can make a contribution to enactivist theory, whether synergies are the same as dynamical gestalts, and whether the brain can add anything to mathematical reasoning.
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    Precis: Enactivist Interventions
    Philosophical Studies 176 (3): 803-806. 2019.
    This is a precis of my book Enactivist Interventions (Oxford 2017), published with commentaries by Louise Barrett, Amanda Corris and Anthony Chemero, and Daniel Hutto, plus my replies.
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    The Extended Mind: State of the Question
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 56 (4): 421-447. 2018.
  • Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science (edited book)
    with D. Schmicking
    Springer. 2009.
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    Patterns of research
    Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 5 (2). 2014.
    Interview with professor Shaun Gallagher.
  • Hermeneutical approaches to educational research
    In Helmut Danner (ed.), Hermeneutics and Educational Discourse, Thorold's Africana Books [distributor]. pp. 129--148. 1997.
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    The Therapeutic Reconstruction of Affordances
    Res Philosophica 95 (4): 719-736. 2018.
    I argue that a variety of physical disabilities, and neurological and psychiatric disorders can be understood in terms of changes to the subject’s affordance space. Understanding disorders in this way also has some implications for therapy. On the basis of a phenomenological- and pragmatist-inspired enactivism I propose an affordance-based approach to therapy with a focus on changing physical, social, and cultural environments, and I consider the role of virtual and mixed realities in this conte…Read more
  • In their 1978 paper, psychologists David Premack and Guy Woodruff posed the question, “Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?” They treated this question as interchangeable with the inquiry, “Does a chimpanzee make inferences about another individual, in any degree or kind?” Here, we offer an alternative way of thinking about this issue, positing that while chimpanzees may not possess a theory of mind in the strict sense, we ought to think of them as enactive perceivers of practical and soci…Read more
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    The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition
    Oxford University Press. 2018.
    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 …Read more
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    Word as Object: A View of Language at Hand
    with John Z. Elias
    Journal of Cognition and Culture 14 (5): 373-384. 2014.
    Here we develop a view of language as a form of material engagement, one that foregrounds its embodied and ecological character. Achieving such a view, however, requires disabusing ourselves of certain received and deeply entrenched notions. We present a thought experiment meant to illuminate the materiality of language, as a technological activity on par with the construction and manipulation of artifacts. We explore its implications, justifying the comparison with actual languages while emphas…Read more
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    Dynamical Relations in the Self-Pattern
    with Anya Daly
    Frontiers in Psychology 9. 2018.
    Abstract: The notion of a self-pattern, as developed in the pattern theory of self, which holds that the self is best explained in terms of the kind of reality that pertains to a dynamical pattern, acknowledges the importance of neural dynamics, but also expands the account of self to extra-neural (embodied and enactive) dynamics. The pattern theory of self, however, has been criticized for failing to explicate the dynamical relations among elements of the self-pattern; as such, it seems to be n…Read more
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    The Multidimensionality and Context Dependency of Selves
    with Leon de Bruin and Roy Dings
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 8 (2): 112-114. 2017.
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    Précis: The Phenomenological Mind
    with Dan Zahavi
    Abstracta 4 (3): 4-9. 2008.
    It is difficult to give a nice succinct précis of The Phenomenological Mind since it is composed of a set of chapters each of which addresses a different topic. The topics are linked in numerous ways. There is one way, however, in which all of the chapters are bound together to constitute a unified whole, and this might be considered something like a framework proposition. Phenomenology, understood as the philosophical approach taken up by Husserl and a number of people who loosely follow his le…Read more
  • Delusional experience
    with J. Mundale
    In John Bickle (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience, Oxford University Press. pp. 513--521. 2009.
  • The self in contextualized action
    with A. Marcel
    Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (4): 4-30. 1999.
    This paper suggests that certain traditional ways of analysing the self start off in situations that are abstract or detached from normal experience, and that the conclusions reached in such approaches are, as a result, inexact or mistaken. The paper raises the question of whether there are more contextualized forms of self-consciousness than those usually appealed to in philosophical or psychological analyses, and whether they can be the basis for a more adequate theoretical approach to the sel…Read more
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    The Phenomenological Mind is the first book to properly introduce fundamental questions about the mind from the perspective of phenomenology. Key questions and topics covered include: What is phenomenology? naturalizing phenomenology and the empirical cognitive sciences phenomenology and consciousness consciousness and self-consciousness, including perception and action time and consciousness, including William James intentionality the embodied mind action knowledge of other minds situated and e…Read more