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Cognition in 3E: Emergent, Embodied, Extended

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

  • Tommaso¬†Bertolotti

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 56)

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About this book


This book originated at a workshop by the same name held in May 2018 at the University of Pavia. The aim was to encourage a cross-disciplinary discussion on the limits of cognition. When venturing into cognitive science, notwithstanding the approach, one of the first riddles to be solved is the definition of cognition. Any definition immediately sparks the ascription debate: who/what cognizes? Definitions may appear either too loose, or too demanding. Are bacteria included? What about plants? Is it a human prerogative? We engage in the quest for artificial intelligence, but is artificial cognition already the case? And if it was a human prerogative, are we doing it all the time? Is cognition a process, or the sum of countless sub processes? Is it in the brain, or also in the body? Or does it go beyond the body? Where does it start? Where does it end?

We tried answering these questions each from our own perspectives, as philosophers, ethnographers, psychologists and rhetoricians, handing each other our peculiar insight.


Abductive Reasoning Distributed cognition Embodied Cultural Knowledge Subjective/Objective Distinction Collaborative interdisciplinarity Incongruity theory of humor Impact of rethoric systems on cognition Multiscale intercorporeality Emotional states Dynamical systems theory in cognitive science Complex emotions Model-based reasoning Dynamics of scientific knowledge Against fictionalisms about scientific models

Editors and affiliations

  • Tommaso¬†Bertolotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Humanities, Philosophy SectionUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cognition in 3E: Emergent, Embodied, Extended
  • Book Subtitle Multidisciplinary Perspectives
  • Editors Tommaso Bertolotti
  • Series Title Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies Applied Philosophy, Epistemology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-46338-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-46341-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-46339-7
  • Series ISSN 2192-6255
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-6263
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 112
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Mind
    Cognitive Psychology
    Artificial Intelligence
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