Moral enactive cognition group: invitation

The Moral Enactive Cognition Group (MEC) invites scholars who are interested in these questions and in the moral significance of moral enactive relations in general. The group aims to develop the moral significance of enactive relations on three different levels: (1.) By examining cognitive science, we aim to define empirical relations between sensorimotor activity and moral perception and action (e.g., the link between ethico-political judgment and color, odor, taste perception: Eskine, Kacinik and Prinz 2011). (2.) We use hermeneutical-phenomenological methods to develop the relation between enactive relations and moral contexts (e.g., by referring to the explanatory role of narratives in the understanding of the moral motives in direct embodied interaction with others: Ricoeur 1992; Hutto 2007). (3.) We use contemporary theories of (applied) ethics in order to demonstrate exemplary cases of the relation between enactive cognitive relations and moral contexts, in particular taken  [ ... ]

Moral Enactive Cognititon Group: about

Moral Enactive Cognition Group (MEC) Enactivism is without doubt one of the most significant recent developments in contemporary cognitive theory in philosophy of mind. In recent years, enactivist theories increasingly focus on social cognition, in particular on the influence of the presence of others on perception and on body awareness, as well as on the body schema, a system of sensory-motor capacities that shapes perception, without the necessity of awareness (e.g., decrease in effort while perceiving others performing a same task) (Gallagher 2017). Enactivists also explain social interaction as a process of learning from others, which includes imagination as the capacity to compare patterns in experiences (Hutto and Myin 2017) and to imaginatively act and narrate (Gosetti-Ferencei 2017). Although there are different approaches to enactivism (cf., Ward et. al., 2017), generally speaking, enactivism defines cognition in line with phenomenology and cognitive science, in relation to a [ ... ]