Why do we need a Unified Theory of Embodied Cognition?
The 94th Joint Session of the Mind Association and the Aristotelian Society | University of Kent, 10 -12 July 2020 (Online Open Session). DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.11933.74729
Dr. Alkis Gounaris
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
Abstract: The range, diversity and the different metaphysical assumptions of Embodied Cognition (EC) hypotheses that have been formulated in recent years, a) do not allow for their pragmatic, problem-solving oriented adoption by Cognitive Science and (b) favor their fragmentary use by various scientific and practical fields, resulting in misunderstandings concerning their content and validity. Through a brief overview, this presentation aims to highlight the reasons why research towards a unified theory of embodied cognition can contribute to solving old and modern problems regarding Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence.
Sub Disciplinary Area: Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
Keywords: Embodied Cognition, Embodied Mind
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