Core Enaction Programme (2022 – 2024)
“What makes science open and creative is the reinterpretation of the ‘original’ problems and approaches. As some of the best scientists have pointed out, the re-evaluation of the past of science is the best introduction to its future. (…) Only by considering the earliest roots and revisiting the problem spaces can we reach a fresh perspective on theoretical and conceptual tools.”– Francisco J. Varela
Conceived as a four-part e-learning curriculum (much like a MOOC), the Core Enaction Programme will unfold over the course of four semesters (2022-2024)
In Semester 1 (Autumn 2022), we retrace the origin story and major building blocks of the enactive view across cognitive science, philosophy, Buddhist thought, and more.
In Semesters 2 and 3 (Spring and Autumn 2023), we undertake a close reading of The Embodied Mind (F. Varela, E. Thompson, E. Rosch), the foundational text in which the enactive framework was elaborated from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
In Semester 4 (Spring 2024), we consider possible future applications of this robust theoretical framework, across a variety of disciplines. Although guided by current experts in the field, each session is designed to be highly participative, allowing for ample discussion and exchange at each stage of the series.
The lectures and discussions take place on Zoom. Participation in the live Zoom room is decided through an application process. The application period for Semester 3 is now open.