Philosophy and psychology related to the hypothesis of extended cognition
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Blog on Embodied Virtues and Expertise
Richard Menary has brought his work on an Australian Research Project to my attention. This embodied cognition business seems to be moving along undeterred by powerful criticism!
Lead Investigator Dr. Richard Menary, CI Dr. David Simpson, PI Prof. Shaun Gallagher, PI Prof. Daniel Hutto, CI Prof. Christopher Winch.
The main question that this project seeks to answer is: How do experts embody the knowledge and skills required for fluid and flexible skilled activity in real time? The proposed answer is a unique combination of embodied cognition and virtue epistemology which explains expertise in terms of embodied skills and reliable cognitive abilities, referred to in the literature as cognitive virtues.