Enkinaesthesia: reciprocal affective felt enfolding, a further challenge for machine consciousness

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) Enkinaesthesia: reciprocal affective felt enfolding, a further challenge for machine consciousness. APA Newsletter Philosophy and Computers, 9(3),

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Abstract

In this short paper I will introduce an idea which, I will argue, presents a fundamental additional challenge to the machine consciousness community. The idea takes the questions surrounding phenomenology, qualia and phenomenality one step further into the realm of intersubjectivity but with a twist, and the twist is this: that an agent’s intersubjective experience is deeply felt and necessarily co-affective; it is enkinaesthetic, and only through enkinaesthetic awareness can we establish the affective enfolding which enables first the perturbation, and then the balance and counter-balance, the attunement and co-ordination of whole-body interaction through reciprocal adaptation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stuart, Dr Susan
Authors: Stuart, S.A.J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:APA Newsletter Philosophy and Computers
ISSN:1067-9464
Published Online:01 January 2010

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