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New paper: Enactivism is not interactionism

Posted in Resources by Ezequiel on January 3, 2013

A new short commentary paper to welcome the New Year. Open access.

De Jaegher H and Di Paolo E (2013) Enactivism is not interactionism. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 6:345. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00345

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  1. pedrocuadra said, on January 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    happy new year ! thanks for this page and share articles.

    It would be great that :

    -material to explain enaction in school or non scientist persons be available
    -someone writes more about that enaction is not constructivism
    -a spanish edition of Enaction towards a new paradigm for cognitive science will be made.

    so many wishes for 2013 jeje

    Congratulations again for the page.

    • Tom Froese said, on January 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      I completely agree that enaction is not constructivism. I’ve been intending to write something about this for some time now. Also, check the new book by Hutto and Myin coming out in MIT Press.

      • Paulo said, on March 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

        Tom, interesting you mention Hutto and Myin’s, very interesting read. Not sure how comfortably it sits with the views endorsed by most who are interested in this blog (enaction grounded in autonomy). At any rate, i am very interested to know what others made of the book.

  2. Fred Cummins said, on January 16, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Continuing the Enaction vs Constructivism debate, this paper by Jerome Proulx may be of interest:

    J. Proulx (2008). Some Differences between Maturana and Varela’s Theory of Cognition and Constructivism. Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, (2008) 5(1):11-26.

    Available at

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