@misc{cogprints5778, editor = {Mr M Lungarella}, title = {On the Role of AI in the Ongoing Paradigm Shift within the Cognitive Sciences}, author = {Mr Tom Froese}, publisher = {Springer-Verlag}, year = {2007}, pages = {63--75}, journal = {50 Years of AI}, keywords = {AI, cognitive science, paradigm shift, enactivism, phenomenology}, url = {http://cogprints.org/5778/}, abstract = {This paper supports the view that the ongoing shift from orthodox to embodied-embedded cognitive science has been significantly influenced by the experimental results generated by AI research. Recently, there has also been a noticeable shift toward enactivism, a paradigm which radicalizes the embodied-embedded approach by placing autonomous agency and lived subjectivity at the heart of cognitive science. Some first steps toward a clarification of the relationship of AI to this further shift are outlined. It is concluded that the success of enactivism in establishing itself as a mainstream cognitive science research program will depend less on progress made in AI research and more on the development of a phenomenological pragmatics.} }