Enactivism has become an influential position in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science. With their book ‚Radicalizing Enactivism. Basic minds without content' (2012), Dan Hutto and Erik Myin have set the terms for the multiple and differentiated recent investigations of the details of an enactive embodied cognitive science. 

This workshop is dedicated to the new book by Dan Hutto and Erik Myin, 'Evolving Enactivism. Basic minds meet content‘ (2017), in which they explore the connections of content-free with content-involving cognitive phenomena. In various talks, they will discuss their work on intentionality and the origins of content, on perceiving, imagining, and on remembering.

These talks will be embedded in a Graduate workshop where several PhD students and Postdocs will also have the chance to present their ideas on themes in this area. 

Therefore, we invite PhD students and postdocs to submit abstracts (max. 1000 words), making thesis and argument transparent, by sending an email to Nike Zohm (nike dot zohm at rub dot de). Papers will be selected based on a blind review process.

Submission deadline is September 30th.

The workshop is realized with funding from the Volkswagen Foundation for the research project „Situated Cognition. Perceiving the World and Understanding other Minds“.


Monday 4th

12.00 – 13.00         Lunch

13.00 – 14.15          Erik Myin: From Revolution to Evolution

14.15 – 14.45          Coffee Break

14.45 – 15.30Beate Krickel (Bochum): Does the notion of mechanistic constitution
provide a solution to the situated cognition dispute?

15.30 – 16.15 Erik Rietveld/Julian Kieverstein (Amsterdam): Reconceiving
representation-hungry cognition: an ecological-enactive proposal

16.15 – 16.45         Coffee Break

16.45 – 18.00Dan Hutto: Radicalizing cognitive science: Neurodynamics without representation


Tuesday 5th

09.30 – 10.45 Erik Myin: Perceiving without and with content

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.00 Luke Roelofs (Bochum): Imagery, models, and accuracy conditions

12.00 – 12.45 Martin Weichold (Regensburg): Dispelling mysteries, opening doors,
and explaining cognition: a critical assessment of the argumentative strategy in Evolving Enactivism

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch Break (Mensa)

14.00 – 15.15 Dan Hutto: Handling the hard problem of content with kinky cognition

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.15 Marco Arienti (Antwerp): What might radically enactive pictorial perception be?

16.15 – 17.00Anna-Mari Rusanen, Jesse Kuokkanen (Helsinki): Making too many
enemies: Hutto and Myin’s attack on computationalism

17.00 – 17.15         Coffee Break

17.15 – 18.00Jasper van den Herik (Rotterdam): Towards a radical enactive-ecological
account of content

19.30          Dinner

Wednesday 6th

09.30 – 10.15 Miguel Segundo-Ortin (Wollongong): Going Radical? Go Ecological!

10.15 – 11.00 Thomas Raleigh (Bochum): Towards TEC: a tolerant E-approach to

11.00 – 11.30         Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.45          Dan Hutto: Imagining and Remembering

          12.45 – 13.30 Lunch (Mensa) + End