Froese T. (2007) On the role of AI in the ongoing paradigm shift within the cognitive sciences. In: Lungarella M. (ed.) 50 Years of AI. Springer, Berlin: 63–75. https://cepa.info/2749
On the role of AI in the ongoing paradigm shift within the cognitive sciences.
In: Lungarella M. (ed.) 50 Years of AI. Springer, Berlin: 63–75.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/2749
This paper supports the view that the ongoing shift from orthodox to embodied-embedded cognitive science has been significantly influenced by the experimental results generated by AI research. Recently, there has also been a noticeable shift toward enactivism, a paradigm which radicalizes the embodiedembedded approach by placing autonomous agency and lived subjectivity at the heart of cognitive science. Some first steps toward a clarification of the relationship of AI to this further shift are outlined. It is concluded that the success of enactivism in establishing itself as a mainstream cognitive science research program will depend less on progress made in AI research and more on the development of a phenomenological pragmatics.