AGENCY: FROM EMBODIED COGNITION TO FREE WILL


edited by

Duccio Manetti
Silvano Zipoli Caiani

issue 15 - January 2011


Journal ISSN: 1972-1293

introduction

Traditional theories about experience have represented the subject as a passive recipient of sensory stimuli, which get processed through successive layers of the brain cortex and culminate in a phenomenal experience, omitting any mention of the role of the personal sense of agency. According to this formulation, experience emerges as a combination of biological and phenomenological descriptions, linking mechanical processes to subjective qualitative reports. read more

Michael Silberstein, Anthony Chemero
Dynamics, Agency and Intentional Action
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Steve Torrance, Tom Froese
An Inter-Enactive Approach to Agency: Participatory Sense-Making, Dynamics, and Sociality
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Shaun Gallagher
Strong Interaction and Self-Agency

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Terry Horgan
The Phenomenology of Agency and Freedom: Lessons from Introspection and Lessons from Its Limits

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Mauro Maldonato

The Decisions of Consciousness and the Consciousness of Decisions

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Roberta De Monticelli
Epistemic Trust. Outline for a Phenomenology of Shared Intentionality

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Davide Rigoni, Luca Sammicheli, Marcel Brass

Perspectives on the Experience of Will

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Susan Pockett

Initiation of Intentional Actions and the Electromagnetic Field Theory of Consciousness
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Mark H. Bickhard

The Dynamics of Acting

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Jing Zhu

Deliberative Libertarianism

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Liz Disley

The Non-Mysterious Flesh: Embodied Intersubjectivity at Work

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Susi Ferrarello

Practical Intentionality: a Balance Between Practical and Theoretical Acts

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David Vender

Is Balancing Emblematic of Action? Two or Three Pointers from Reid and Peirce

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BOOK REVIEWS

 

Marco Fenici
Effective Intentions
by Alfred Mele
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Roberto Di Letizia
The Actor's Brain
by Sean Spence
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Mirko Farina
Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind
by Robert D. Rupert
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Andrea Danielli
Embodied Cognition
by Laurence Shapiro
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Giuseppe Vicari
Siamo davvero liberi?
by M. De Caro, A.Lavazza and G. Sartori
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Marco Spina
Out of Our Heads
by Alva Noe
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Silvano Zipoli Caiani
Radical Embodied Cognitive Science
by Anthony Chemero
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COMMENTARIES

 

Roberta Lanfredini

Phenomenology of Perception
by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

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Lorenzo Del Savio

Neurophilosophy of Free Will
by Henrik Walter

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Roberto Di Letizia

The Illusion of Conscious Will
by Daniel M. Wegner

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Elisabetta Sirgiovanni

The Volitional Brain
by Libet B., Freeman A. & Sutherland K.

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Giuliano Torrengo

Living Without Free Will
by Derk Pereboom

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INTERVIEWS

 

Duccio Manetti

Interview with Sean Spence

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Marco Fenici & Stefano Di Piazza

Interview with Daniel Dennett          

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REPORTS

 

Claudio Calosi

IX SIFA (Società Italiana Filosofia Analitica) NATIONAL CONGRESS: "Truth, Knowledge and Reality"

University of Padua, Department of Philosophy, 23-25 September, 2010

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