Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology

The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Performativity

Editors: Pennisi, Antonino, Falzone, Alessandra (Eds.)

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  • Is the only book that collects a complete foundational proposal of the extended theory of performativity
  • Includes interdisciplinary contributions by the most distinguished scholars in the field
  • Proposes a view of performativity as a constituent component of cognitive processes
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This edited volume focuses on the hypothesis that performativity is not a property confined to certain specific human skills, or to certain specific acts of language, nor an accidental enrichment due to creative intelligence. Instead, the executive and motor component of cognitive behavior should be considered an intrinsic part of the physiological functioning of the mind, and as endowed with self-generative power. Performativity, in this theoretical context, can be defined as a constituent component of cognitive processes. The material action allowing us to interact with reality is both the means by which the subject knows the surrounding world and one through which he experiments with the possibilities of his body. This proposal is rooted in models now widely accepted in the philosophy of mind and language; in fact, it focuses on a space of awareness that is not in the individual, or outside it, but is determined by the species-specific ways in which the body acts on the world. This theoretical hypothesis will be pursued through the latest interdisciplinary methodology typical of cognitive science, that coincide with the five sections in which the book is organized: Embodied, enactivist, philosophical approaches; Aesthetics approaches; Naturalistic and evolutionary approaches; Neuroscientific approaches; Linguistics approaches. This book is intended for: linguists, philosophers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, scholars of art and aesthetics, performing artists, researchers in embodied cognition, especially enactivists and students of the extended mind.

About the authors

Antonino Pennisi and Alessandra Falzone are both full professors of Philosophy of Language at the Department of Cognitive Sciences of the University of Messina. In different years they have coordinated the PhD of “Cognitive Sciences” of the same University. Among their books: Darwinian Biolinguistics: Theory and History of a naturalistic philosophy of language and pragmatics (Springer, Cham, 2016); Il prezzo del linguaggio. Evoluzione ed estinzione nelle scienze cognitive (Il Mulino, Bologna, 2010); Le scienze della natura e la natura del linguaggio umano (Mucchi, Modena, 2012). Among their most recent essays: Performative dimensions in cognitive sciences and Performativity and evolution, “RSL. Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences”, 1/2018; Cognitive Pragmatics and Evolutionism, in A. Capone, M. Carapezza, F. Lo Piparo (eds.), Further Advances in Pragmatics and philosophy (Springer, Cham, 2019) ; Continuità strutturale e discontinuità cognitiva nel linguaggio articolato: modelli teorici e bilanci empirici, “Sistemi Intelligenti”, I/2019; 

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Presentation

    Pages 1-5

    Pennisi, Antonino (et al.)

  • Dimensions of the Bodily Creativity. For an Extended Theory of Performativity

    Pages 9-40

    Pennisi, Antonino

  • Mindful Performance

    Pages 43-58

    Gallagher, Shaun

  • A Radical Enactivist Approach to Social Cognition

    Pages 59-74

    Paolucci, Claudio

  • On the Nature of Bodies. With the Help of Aristotle

    Pages 75-85

    Piparo, Franco Lo

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Performativity
Editors
  • Antonino Pennisi
  • Alessandra Falzone
Series Title
Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22090-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22090-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22089-1
Series ISSN
2214-3807
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 358
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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