hpd – Holidays: Andrea Gambarotto, Matteo Mossio, “Enactivism and the Hegelian Stance on Intrinsic Purposiveness”

hegelpd takes a summer holiday. In this period we will be sharing recent essays and reviews by our research group.

We are pleased to share the essay Enactivism and the Hegelian Stance on Intrinsic Purposiveness by Andrea Gambarotto and Matteo Mosio, published in «Phenomenology and Cognitive Science» (2022).

Here below you can find the abstract of the text:

We characterize Hegel’s stance on biological purposiveness as consisting in a twofold move, which conceives organisms as intrinsically purposive natural systems and focuses on their behavioral and cognitive abilities. We submit that a Hegelian stance is at play in enactivism, the branch of the contemporary theory of biological autonomy devoted to the study of cognition and the mind. What is at stake in the Hegelian stance is the elaboration of a naturalized, although non-reductive, understanding of natural purposiveness.

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