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Enactivism and Normativity

The Case of Aesthetic Gestures

Anna Boncompagni    University of California, Irvine, USA    

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Enactivist approaches claim that cognition arises through a dynamic interaction between an acting organism and its environment. An ongoing challenge for these approaches is the problem of accounting for normativity while avoiding overly reductionist outcomes. This article examines a few proposed solutions, including agent-environment dynamics, participatory sense-making, radical enactivism, the skilful intentionality framework, and enactivist cultural psychology. It argues that good examples of enacted normativity are gestures of appreciation/disapproval performed in the aesthetic domain. Both Wittgenstein and Dewey explore this issue and their ideas could be productively worked upon in an enactive account.

Pubblicato
09 Dicembre 2020
Accettato
25 Luglio 2020
Presentato
21 Luglio 2020
Lingua
EN

Keywords: NormativityWittgensteinEnactivismGesturesPragmatism

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