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Embodied, enactive cognitive science has traditionally rejected computationalism and its compatriot, representationalism. I argue that this rejection is too hasty, and places undo weight on intuitions about simple dynamical systems, such as the Watt Governor. I suggest instead that enactivists should consider cognition analogous to more complex, functional dynamical systems, such as analog computers, offering in particular a hydrodynamic computer, the MONIAC, as a new metaphor for embodied cognitive science. The implication of this approach is that adequate explanations of embodied cognition will require both the construction of models and the identification of representations.
|Journal||Reti, saperi, linguaggi|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2018|
- dynamical systems
- analog computation