4E cognition (embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended) is a relatively young and thriving field of interdisciplinary research. It assumes that cognition is shaped and structured by dynamic interactions between the brain, body, and both the physical and social environments.
With essays from leading scholars and researchers, The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition investigates this recent paradigm. It addresses the central issues of embodied cognition by focusing on recent trends, such as Bayesian inference and predictive coding, and presenting new insights, such as the development of false belief understanding.
The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition also introduces new theoretical paradigms for understanding emotion and conceptualizing the interactions between cognition, language, and culture. With an entire section dedicated to the application of 4E cognition in disciplines such as psychiatry and robotics, and critical notes aimed at stimulating discussion, this Oxford handbook is the definitive guide to 4E cognition.
Aimed at neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and philosophers, The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in this young and thriving field.
Albert Newen received his PhD in 1994 from the University of Bielefeld. He became associate professor in 2003 at Tubingen, changed to the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) in 2007 and was appointed to full professor in 2010. He is director of the interdisciplinary Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution since 2011. He received several research awards, including the Bennigsen-Foerder Award (North-Rhine Westfalia) as well as the award for <"Philosophy in Psychiatry> " from the society of psychiatry in Germany (DGPPN). He was visiting professor in Oxford, Stanford and Urbana-Champagne. His research combines philosophical theory formation with research in psychology, psychiatry and neurosciences Leon de Bruin (1979) obtained his PhD in philosophy from the University of Leiden in 2010 with an interdisciplinary study on social cognition. After his PhD, he worked as a postdoc at the Ruhr-University Bochum on the development of false belief understanding. He was appointed assistant professor of philosophy of mind at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2012, and associate professor of philosophy of mind in 2017. Shaun Gallagher is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis. His areas of research include phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, especially topics related to embodiment, self, agency and intersubjectivity, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of time. Dr. Gallagher has a secondary research appointment at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is Honorary Professor at the University of Tromso, Norway. He has held visiting positions at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University; the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen; the Centre de Recherche en Epistemelogie Appliquee (CREA), Paris; the Ecole Normale Superiure, Lyon; the Humboldt University in Berlin, and most recently at Keble College, University of Oxford.