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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
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    The (in)visibility of others: a reply to Herschbach
    with Dan Zahavi
    Philosophical Explorations 11 (3): 237-244. 2008.
    In his article ‘Folk Psychological and Phenomenological Accounts of Social Perception’, Mitchell Herschbach raises some critical questions concerning our phenomenological approach to intersubjectivity. We welcome Herschbach's comments in the spirit of constructive criticism, but also think that he has missed some crucial aspects of our argumentation. We take this opportunity to amplify and clarify our views.
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    Phenomenological approaches to self-consciousness
    with Dan Zahavi
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2008.
    On the phenomenological view, a minimal form of self-consciousness is a constant structural feature of conscious experience. Experience happens for the experiencing subject in an immediate way and as part of this immediacy, it is implicitly marked as my experience. For the phenomenologists, this immediate and first-personal givenness of experiential phenomena must be accounted for in terms of a pre-reflective self-consciousness. In the most basic sense of the term, selfconsciousness is not somet…Read more
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    Linguistic correlates of self in deceptive oral autobiographical narratives
    with J. S. Bedwell, S. N. Whitten, and S. M. Fiore
    Consciousness and Cognition 20 (3): 547-555. 2011.
    The current study collected orally-delivered autobiographical narratives from a sample of 44 undergraduate students. Participants were asked to produce both deceptive and non-deceptive versions of their narrative to two specific autobiographical question prompts while standing in front of a video camera. Narratives were then analyzed with Coh-Metrix software on 33 indices of linguistic cohesion. Following a Bonferroni correction for the large number of linguistic variables , results indicated th…Read more
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    Unity and disunity in bodily awareness: Phenomenology and neuroscience
    with Jonathan Cole and Natalie Depraz
    Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness Workshop. 2000.
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    Concluding discussion
    with Jonathan Cole, Marcelo Dascal, and Christopher Frith
    Pragmatics and Cognition 18 (3): 553-559. 2010.
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    An unsettled debate: Key empirical and theoretical questions are still open – CORRIGENDUM
    with Stefano Vincini, Yuna Jhang, and Eugene H. Buder
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41. 2018.
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    Deep Brain Stimulation, Self and Relational Autonomy
    Neuroethics 14 (1): 31-43. 2021.
    Questions about the nature of self and self-consciousness are closely aligned with questions about the nature of autonomy. These concepts have deep roots in traditional philosophical discussions that concern metaphysics, epistemology and ethics. They also have direct relevance to practical considerations about informed consent in medical contexts. In this paper, with reference to understanding specific side effects of deep brain stimulation treatment in cases of, for example, Parkinson’s Disease…Read more
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    Are Minimal Representations Still Representations?1
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 16 (3): 351-369. 2008.
    I examine the following question: Do actions require representations that are intrinsic to the action itself? Recent work by Mark Rowlands, Michael Wheeler, and Andy Clark suggests that actions may require a minimal form of representation. I argue that the various concepts of minimal representation on offer do not apply to action per se and that a non-representationalist account that focuses on dynamic systems of self-organizing continuous reciprocal causation at the sub-personal level is superi…Read more
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    In developing an enactivist phenomenology the analysis of time-consciousness needs to be pushed toward a fully enactivist account. Problem: Varela proposed a neurophenomenology of time-consciousness. I attempt to push this analysis towards a more complete enactivist phenomenology of time-consciousness. Method: I review Varela’s account of time-consciousness, which brings Husserl’s phenomenological analysis of the intrinsic temporal structure of experience into contact with contemporary neuroscie…Read more
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    Author's Response: Internatural Relations
    Constructivist Foundations 13 (1): 110-116. 2017.
    I offer some clarification on how enactivism is related to naturalism, predictive processing and transcendental phenomenology, and I point to a paradox that requires further clarification with regard to the structure of intrinsic temporality and the nature of self.
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    An unsettled debate: Key empirical and theoretical questions are still open
    with Stefano Vincini, Yuna Jhang, and Eugene H. Buder
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40. 2017.
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    From Varela to a different phenomenology. Interview with Shaun Gallagher, Part I
    with Przemysław Nowakowski, Jacek Seweryn Podgórski, Marek Pokropski, and Witold Wachowski
    Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 2 (2): 77-88. 2011.
    Philosophical hermeneutics, understood as the theory of nterpretation, investigates some questions that are also asked in the cognitive sciences. The nature of human understanding, the way that we gain and organize knowledge, the role played by language and memory in these considerations, the relations between conscious and unconscious knowledge, and how we understand other persons, are all good examples of issues that form the intersection of hermeneutics and the cognitive sciences. Although he…Read more
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    Przerysować mapę i przestawić czas: fenomenologia i nauki kognitywne
    with Francisco Varela
    Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 1 (1). 2010.
    We argue that phenomenology can be of central and positive importance to the cognitive sciences, and that it can also learn from the empirical research conducted in those sciences. We discuss the project of naturalizing phenomenology and how this can be best accomplished. We provide several examples of how phenomenology and the cognitive sciences can integrate their research. Specifically, we consider issues related to embodied cognition and intersubjectivity. We provide a detailed analysis of i…Read more
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    Hermeneutyka i nauki kognitywne
    Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 2 (2). 2011.
    Philosophical hermeneutics, understood as the theory of nterpretation, investigates some questions that are also asked in the cognitive sciences. The nature of human understanding, the way that we gain and organize knowledge, the role played by language and memory in these considerations, the relations between conscious and unconscious knowledge, and how we understand other persons, are all good examples of issues that form the intersection of hermeneutics and the cognitive sciences. Although he…Read more
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    Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind
    Oxford University Press. 2017.
    Enactivist Interventions is an interdisciplinary work that explores how theories of embodied cognition illuminate many aspects of the mind, including perception, affect, and action. Gallagher argues that the brain is not secluded from the world or isolated in its own processes, but rather is dynamically connected with body and environment.
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    Re-Authoring Narrative Therapy
    Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 24 (2): 157-167. 2017.
    How we narrate our lives can affect us, for good or ill. Our narrative practices make an undeniable difference to our psychosocial well-being. All so-called "talking cures" – including traditional psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches to therapy and newer techniques – are motivated by this insight about the power of personal narratives. All therapies of the discursive ilk make use of narratives, in one way or another, as a means of enabling individuals to frame, or reframe, and to manage t…Read more
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    Planting Some New Thoughts on the Landscape
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 34 (5): 730-736. 2017.
    In this comment on Jonathan Glover's Alien Landscapes? I'll focus on two issues: social cognition in autism, and delusions; and I'll introduce a new topic – solitary confinement – as a supplement to Glover's far-ranging analyses.
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    Experimenting with phenomenology
    with Jesper B. Sorensen
    Consciousness and Cognition 15 (1): 119-134. 2006.
    We review the use of introspective and phenomenological methods in experimental settings. We distinguish different senses of introspection, and further distinguish phenomenological method from introspectionist approaches. Two ways of using phenomenology in experimental procedures are identified: first, the neurophenomenological method, proposed by Varela, involves the training of experimental subjects. This approach has been directly and productively incorporated into the protocol of experiments…Read more
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    Body Image and Body Schema: A Conceptual Clarification
    Journal of Mind and Behavior 7 (4). 1986.
  • Throughout the history of western philosophy human nature and the nature of time have been thought to exhibit a significant relationship. The nature and origin of time is frequently questioned in reference to its involvement with human corporality or human spirituality. The human body, tempora
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    Somaesthetics and the care of the body
    Metaphilosophy 42 (3): 305-313. 2011.
    Abstract: This article poses a number of questions to Richard Shusterman concerning his concepts of somaesthetics and body consciousness in his book Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics. How do the concepts relate to the kind of forgetfulness of the body that can happen in expert performance? What is the nature of somatic reflection, and how is it different from pre-reflective awareness of the body? The article suggests that our immersed involvement and overt orienta…Read more
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    How embodied cognition is being disembodied
    The Philosophers' Magazine 68 96-102. 2015.
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    Understanding Interpersonal Problems in Autism
    Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 11 (3): 199-217. 2004.
    A BSTRACT: I argue that theory theory approaches to autism offer a wholly inadequate explanation of autistic symptoms because they offer a wholly inadequate account of the non-autistic understanding of others. As an alternative I outline interaction theory, which incorporates evidence from both developmental and phenomenological studies to show that humans are endowed with important capacities for intersubjective understanding from birth or early infancy. As part of a neurophenomenological analy…Read more
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    In the past dozen years a number of theoretical models of schizophrenic symptoms have been proposed, often inspired by advances in the cognitive sciences, and especially cognitive neuroscience. Perhaps the most widely cited and influential of these is the neurocognitive model proposed by Christopher Frith (1992). Frith's influence reaches into psychiatry, neuroscience, and even philosophy. The philosopher John Campbell (1999a), for example, has called Frith's model the most parsimonious explanat…Read more