An Enactive Theory of Need Satisfaction

  • Soheil HumanEmail author
  • Golnaz Bidabadi
  • Markus F. Peschl
  • Vadim Savenkov
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 44)


In this paper, based on the predictive processing approach to cognition, an enactive theory of need satisfaction is discussed. The theory can be seen as a first step towards a computational cognitive model of need satisfaction.



This research was partially supported by the WU Anniversary Fund of the City of Vienna and by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (Grant 855407).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soheil Human
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Golnaz Bidabadi
    • 3
  • Markus F. Peschl
    • 1
  • Vadim Savenkov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science Research PlatformUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems and OperationsVienna University of Economics and BusinessViennaAustria
  3. 3.Cisco Systems, Inc.San JoseUSA

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