Social Cognition and the Enactive Approach

Social Cognition and the Enactive Approach


Hanne De Jaegher, a philosopher who works in the Enactive tradition of Francisco Varela, speaks about how human cognition is based, at the most fundamental level, on loving and is eminently social in nature. Focusing on intersubjectivity, or the space in-between, in human interactions, she explores the tension of how we are at once the same, as His Holiness aptly reminds us, while also being very different. It is her contention that this difference—which contains the ambiguity and complexity of human experience—can in fact be generative, provided that we take an ethical approach to human relationship.

  • Conversation 2
    6 sessions
  • October 13, 2022
    Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Hanne De Jaegher