Action, affordances, and anorexia: body representation and basic cognition

Action, affordances, and anorexia: body representation and basic cognition Synthese https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1843-3 Action, affordances, and anorexia: body representation and basic cognition 1 2 Stephen Gadsby · Daniel Williams Received: 4 October 2017 / Accepted: 4 June 2018 © Springer Nature B.V. 2018 Abstract We evaluate a growing trend towards anti-representationalism in cognitive science in the context of recent research into the development and maintenance of anorexia nervosa in cognitive neuropsychiatry. We argue two things: first, that this research relies on an explanatorily robust concept of representation—the concept of a long-term body schema; second, that this body representation underlies our most basic environmental interactions and affordance perception—the psychological phenomena supposed to be most hospitable to a non-representationalist treatment. Keywords Representation · Anorexia · Affordances · Content · Basic cognition · Enactivism · Action · Action-oriented · Embodied · Hard problem of content · Radical 1 Introduction The concept of internal representation is both foundational and ubiquitous in the con- temporary cognitive sciences, and it has been for a long time (Bermúdez 2010;Von Eckardt 2012). Despite this, recent decades have seen a growing chorus of voices calling for either the marginalisation or outright elimination of this concept in cogni- tive theorizing (Anderson 2014; Brooks 1991;Barrett 2011; Chemero 2009; Garzón 2008; Hutto http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Synthese Springer Journals

Action, affordances, and anorexia: body representation and basic cognition

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Nature B.V.
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Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; Epistemology; Logic; Philosophy of Language; Metaphysics
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0039-7857
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1573-0964
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10.1007/s11229-018-1843-3
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Synthese https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1843-3 Action, affordances, and anorexia: body representation and basic cognition 1 2 Stephen Gadsby · Daniel Williams Received: 4 October 2017 / Accepted: 4 June 2018 © Springer Nature B.V. 2018 Abstract We evaluate a growing trend towards anti-representationalism in cognitive science in the context of recent research into the development and maintenance of anorexia nervosa in cognitive neuropsychiatry. We argue two things: first, that this research relies on an explanatorily robust concept of representation—the concept of a long-term body schema; second, that this body representation underlies our most basic environmental interactions and affordance perception—the psychological phenomena supposed to be most hospitable to a non-representationalist treatment. Keywords Representation · Anorexia · Affordances · Content · Basic cognition · Enactivism · Action · Action-oriented · Embodied · Hard problem of content · Radical 1 Introduction The concept of internal representation is both foundational and ubiquitous in the con- temporary cognitive sciences, and it has been for a long time (Bermúdez 2010;Von Eckardt 2012). Despite this, recent decades have seen a growing chorus of voices calling for either the marginalisation or outright elimination of this concept in cogni- tive theorizing (Anderson 2014; Brooks 1991;Barrett 2011; Chemero 2009; Garzón 2008; Hutto

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Published: Jun 6, 2018

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