10 May 2016: Moving cognition beyond its basic ecology

Prima facie, ecological and enactive approaches to psychological and cognitive phenomena share important philosophical commitments. Nonetheless, they have a more or less independent history and cross-fertilization between the two is still scarce.

By bringing together scholars on the philosophy, history and theory of ecological psychology and (radical) enactivism this workshop aims to strengthen the approaches as they make their way forward, and possibly join forces. The workshop will focus on how to proceed in order to deal with cases of human involvement such as imagination, memory and language.


To this end, various ecological and enactive conceptions of perceiving and acting and their relation to cognitive and socio-material engagement will be explored.


Ludger van Dijk S.D.412
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen