Dierckxsens G. (2022) Introduction: Ethical dimensions of enactive cognition – Perspectives on enactivism, bioethics and applied ethics. Topoi 41(2): 235–239. https://cepa.info/7691
Introduction: Ethical dimensions of enactive cognition – Perspectives on enactivism, bioethics and applied ethics.
Topoi 41(2): 235–239.
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Excerpt: The papers collected in this special issue are written to further develop diverse aspects of human morality. On the one hand, they develop further the already existing foundation of enactive ethics, elaborating key concepts such as participatory sense-making and ethical know-how. They also navigate further into the relations between enactivism and neighboring ethical theories, such as care ethics, phenomenological and hermeneutical ethics, as well as relations with moral psychology and the social sciences. Yet, at the same time, this special issue intends to bring enactivism closer to applied ethics, that is, several papers in this issue investigate how enactivism can respond to contemporary ethical issues, such as environmental ethics and health care. The papers collected here tackle ethical aspects of enactive cognition on three main levels: 1. Some of the articles develop further already existing aspects and concepts of relations between ethics and enactivism, for example, by developing further the notion of ethical know-how. 2. A second way in which the contributed papers develop ethical aspects of enactive cognition is by engaging into a dialogue with other, neighboring domains of enactivism, including moral psychology and hermeneutics. 3. Finally, this special issue features contributions that apply enactive theory to specific moral problems, such as health care, the environment and social media.