JoLMA The Journal for the Philosophy of Language, Mind and the Arts

Rivista | JoLMA
Fascicolo | 4 | 2 | 2023
Articolo | What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Cognition?

What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Cognition?


In this paper I will outline three conceptual schemes for thinking about cognition. One is the anthropocentric scheme that dominated our thinking for thousands of years: human cognition. Another is the approach founded in classical cognitive science and artificial intelligence: cybernetic cognition. The third is the framework of evolutionary biology that encompasses all traits of evolved organisms: phylogenetic cognition. I will explain all three and sketch their current relationships. Each scheme forms the conceptual ground of a valid research programme, but how these programmes and schemes will end up in relation to each other is an open question.

Open access | Peer reviewed

Presentato: 05 Dicembre 2023 | Accettato: 26 Dicembre 2023 | Pubblicato 07 Febbraio 2024 | Lingua: en

Keywords Basal cognition Cognitive ontology Evolution of cognition Cognition Cybernetics

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