Re: >H George Lakoff EDGE url - THE EMBODIED MIND

Mark Crosby (
Tue, 11 May 1999 08:23:20 -0700 (PDT)

---Damien Broderick <> wrote:
> 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 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 Action_ (see "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..."

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