Australasian Philosophical Review 2 (2):229-233 (2018)

Carl Sachs
Marymount University
Shaun Gallagher argues that we need a new philosophy of nature that accommodates the insights of existential phenomenology. On his view existential phenomenology needs a philosophy of nature that is holistic, relational, and non-reductionist. I argue that his reasoning is based on a misunderstanding of the difference between the manifest image and the scientific image. The reasons why we should prefer a non-reductionist philosophy of nature are internal to the historical development of the scientific image itself. We have good reasons for preferring enactivism over cognitivism as a research program for the cognitive sciences, but compatibility with the manifest image is not one of those reasons.
Keywords Phenomenology  Naturalism  Cognitive Science  Enactivism
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DOI 10.1080/24740500.2018.1552103
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