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The Footprint of Mind. An Ontology of Ecological Cognition is the book project I am currently working on. It summarizes and completes, at least for now, the ontological work I've been doing for the last couple of years. 

It will include an account of the locative/ecological specificity of cognition. In other words, I argue that there is something unique about the way in which cognition "deals" with locations: with this seemingly trivial fact that the cognizer has an address in space and the cognized entity also has an address and that latter differs from the former. 

Over the course of this "dealing" with locations a specific realm comes about, which is referred to as cognitive niche. The book ends with a semi-formal ontology of the cognitive niche. 

Some elements of this project have been covered in the following papers of mine:

Enactment. A Preliminary Study in Varela and Traditional Metaphysics, Journal of Consciousness Studies 30 (11-12), 2023

 

The Problem of Presentations: How it is that one object is perceptually given in multiple ways, Synthese, online first 2022 DOI: 10.1007/s11229-022-03486-4

 

Cognitive confinement: theoretical considerations on the construction of a cognitive niche, and on how it can go wrong. Synthese 198, 2021: 6297–6328 doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02464-7

 

(with M. Kiełkowicz-Werner) From Shared Enaction to Intrinsic Value. How Enactivism Contributes to Environmental Ethics. Topoi 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-021-09750-5

 

(with M. Kiełkowicz-Werner) Prospects for internal embodied realism with respect to intrinsic value, Ethics and the Environment 26 (2), 2021: 21 – 50 doi 10.2979/ethicsenviro.26.2.02

 

Enactment and construction of the cognitive niche: toward an ontology of the mind-world connection, Synthese 197, 2020: 1313–1341 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1756-1

 

Cognitive confinement, embodied sense-making, and the (de)colonization of knowledge. Philosophical Papers 49 (2) 2020: 339 – 364 doi 10.1080/05568641.2020.1779603

 

Structural coupling and the puzzle of surfaces: ontology of boundaries from the minimally cognitive perspective, Adaptive Behavior 29 (6), 2020: 601 – 615 doi: 10.1177/1059712320937475

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