“Living is sense-making in precarious conditions.” Professor Evan Thompson, co-author with Francisco Varela and Eleanor Rosch of The Embodied Mind, offers thoughts on the origins of the enactive view as well as how he sees enaction moving forward. Evan focuses especially on the role that Buddhism played, namely the ideas of no-self, emptiness, and meditation, in […]

“Living is sense-making in precarious conditions.”


Professor Evan Thompson, co-author with Francisco Varela and Eleanor Rosch of The Embodied Mind, offers thoughts on the origins of the enactive view as well as how he sees enaction moving forward.


Evan focuses especially on the role that Buddhism played, namely the ideas of no-self, emptiness, and meditation, in the formulation of the enactive view.


He also looks at an enactive approach to the climate crisis, and puts enaction into conversation with Indigenous philosopher Kyle Whyte’s epistemology of coordination.



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Upaya Podcast Series: Varela International Symposium 2022

Evan Thompson, PhD



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