---Damien Broderick <email@example.com>
> important line of thinking:
> on the embodied mind - a simplified rehash, but I
do like this guy's work.
Besides the main Lakoff interview that Damien mentions, there's also Lakoff's response to comments (at http://www.edge.org/discourse/lakoff.html) which has a useful 12-point list of "what we mean by a computational model that has properties of neural systems" - which emphasizes contingencies - and is followed by Lakoff's statement - which should concern transhumanists interested in uploading or automorphing - that "'Functionalist' systems are general symbol manipulation systems and they do not have these properties". - Mark
P.S. The latest and greatest (arguably of course)
work in the embodied mind or enactivist 'school of
thought' is Susan L Hurley's 9810 _Consciousness in
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/Fall98/catalog/conscious_action.html): "A standard view conceives perception as input from world to mind and action as output from mind to world, with the serious business of thought in between. Hurley criticizes this picture..."