New paper on enactive intersubjectivity
A new paper on enactive intersubjecitivity has just appeared in Consciousness and Cognition.
De Jaegher, H. (2009). “Social understanding through direct perception? Yes, by interacting.” Consciousness and Cognition 18(2): 535-542.
Abstract:”This paper comments on Gallagher’s recently published direct perception proposal about social cognition [Gallagher, S. (2008a). Direct perception in the intersubjective context. Consciousness and Cognition, 17(2), 535–543]. I show that direct perception is in danger of being appropriated by the very cognitivist accounts criticised by Gallagher (theory theory and simulation theory). Then I argue that the experiential directness of perception in social situations can be understood only in the context of the role of the interaction process in social cognition. I elaborate on the role of social interaction with a discussion of participatory sense-making to show that direct perception, rather than being a perception enriched by mainly individual capacities, can be best understood as an interactional phenomenon.”
Hutto, D. D. (2009). “Interacting? Yes, but of what kind and on what basis?” Consciousness and Cognition 18(2): 543-546.
Gallagher, S. (2009). “Deep and dynamic interaction: Response to Hanne De Jaegher.” Consciousness and Cognition 18(2): 547-548.
And a reply:
De Jaegher, H. (2009). “What made me want the cheese? A reply to Shaun Gallagher and Dan Hutto.” Consciousness and Cognition 18(2): 549-550.