Author M. D. Kirchhoff
Michael D. Kirchhoff is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has a PhD from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (2014). His work is primarily focused on philosophy of mind and cognition. Specifically work on the extended mind hypothesis, the causal-constitutive distinction, and the predictive brain hypothesis. He has also published work on non-supervenient emergence, mechanistic explanation, and distributed agency. His current projects include a probabilistic theory of consciousness, which is funded by the New Directions to the Study of the Mind initiative at the University of Cambridge, and work on the life-mind continuity thesis.

Publications Found: 12 · Show All Abstracts

Dengsø M. J. & Kirchhoff M. D. (2022) Plastic People and Distributed Cognitive Agency: Contribution or Compromise?. Constructivist Foundations 17(3): 241–243. Fulltext at
Hutto D. D., Kirchhoff M. D. & Abrahamson D. (2015) The enactive roots of STEM: Rethinking educational design in mathematics. Educational Psychology Review 27(3): 371–389. Fulltext at
Jurgens A. & Kirchhoff M. D. (2019) Enactive social cognition: Diachronic constitution & coupled anticipation. Consciousness and Cognition 70: 1–10. Fulltext at
Kirchhoff M. D. (2013) Book review of: Enaction: Toward a new paradigm for cognitive science. Philosophical Psychology 26(1): 163–167.
Kirchhoff M. D. (2015) Experiential fantasies, prediction, and enactive minds. Journal of Consciousness Studies 22(3–4): 68–92. Fulltext at
Kirchhoff M. D. (2016) Dreaming: Ontological and Methodological Considerations. Constructivist Foundations 11(2): 420–423. Fulltext at
Kirchhoff M. D. (2018) Autopoiesis, free energy and the life-mind continuity thesis. Synthese 195(6): 2519–2540. Fulltext at
Kirchhoff M. D. & Hutto D. D. (2016) Authors’ Response: Mind Never The Gap, Redux. Constructivist Foundations 11(2): 370–374. Fulltext at
Kirchhoff M. D. & Hutto D. D. (2016) Never Mind the Gap: Neurophenomenology, Radical Enactivism, and the Hard Problem of Consciousness. Constructivist Foundations 11(2): 346–353. Fulltext at
Kirchhoff M. D. & Robertson I. (2018) Enactivism and predictive processing: A non-representational view. Philosophical Explorations 21(2): 264–281. Fulltext at
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