Enkinaesthesia: the fundamental challenge for machine consciousness

Stuart, S.A.J. (2011) Enkinaesthesia: the fundamental challenge for machine consciousness. International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 3(1), pp. 145-162. (doi: 10.1142/S1793843011000650)

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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
Keywords:Enkinaesthesia, phenomenology, qualia, phenomenality
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stuart, Dr Susan
Authors: Stuart, S.A.J.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:International Journal of Machine Consciousness
Journal Abbr.:IJMC
Publisher:World Scientic
ISSN:1793-8430
ISSN (Online):1793-8473

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