THE ENACTIVE APPROACH TO QUALITATIVE ONTOLOGY: IN SEARCH OF NEW CATEGORIES


edited by

Roberta Lanfredini
Nicola Liberati
Andrea Pace Giannotta
Elena Pagni


issue 31 - December 2016

introduction

This Special Issue is dedicated to building a bridge between different disciplines concerned in the investigation of the qualitative dimension of experience and reality. The two main objectives of the Issue can be summarized as follows:(i) to elucidate the need for a revision of categories to account for the qualitative dimension in various disciplines (that include, for example, the cognitive sciences, neurosciences, biology, linguistics, informatics, artificial intelligence, robotics, newly emerging computer technologies) in order to develop an ontology that can better account for the qualitative, dynamic and relational aspects of different domains of reality; read more

original articles

Epistemology and Ontology of the Quality. An Introduction to the Enactive Approach to Qualitative Ontology

Andrea Pace Giannotta

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Dewey, Enactivism, and the Qualitative Dimension

Matthew MacKenzie

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Epistemology of the Inert and Epistemology of the Living

Roberta Lanfredini, Giuseppe Longo

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Why Explicit Semiotic Grounding Is Essential to Biology as a Science? The Point of View of Biosemiotics

Elena Pagni

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How Low Can You Go? BioEnactivism, Cognitive Biology and Umwelt Ontology

Darian Meacham

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Touching the World as It Is

Shoji Nagataki

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Flesh and Matter: Merleau-Ponty’s Late Ontology as a Materialist Philosophy

Richard Theisen Simanke

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Feeling and Experiencing Pain. A Comparison Between Different Conceptual Models

Luca Vanzago

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Understanding Meaning-Formation Processes in Everyday Life: An Approach to Cultural Phenomenology

Tõnu Viik

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Movement in Music. An Enactive Account of the Dynamic Qualities of Music

Francesca Forlè

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The Existential Quality Issue in Social Ontology: Eidetics and Modifications of Essential Connections

Francesca De Vecchi

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commentaries

Die Quasizerlegung. Ein Verfahren zur Ordnung nichthomogener Mengen mit den Mitteln der Beziehungslehre
by Rudolf Carnap

Caterina del Sordo

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Rethinking Categories within the Qualitative Dimension. Commentary on Heidegger’s Duns Scotus’ Theory of Categories and of Meaning

Giulia Lanzirotti

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