Brain in a vat versus body in a world: brainbound versus enactive views of experience
Evan Thompson, University of Toronto
Berlin, 30th of January 2012, 11.15 a.m.
Collegium for the Advanced Study of Picture Act and Embodiment
Charlottenstraße 42/Corner Dorotheenstraße
3rd floor, Seminarroom
According to the enactive view, consciousness is minimally realized by life-regulation processes of the whole body engaged with its environment. According to a widespread neuroscience view, however, consciousness is minimally realized by subsystems within the brain. I examine the tensions between these two views and argue in favour of the enactive view.