About me

I specialize in the philosophy of the cognitive sciences, with a special emphasis on embodied and situated theories of cognition. Other research interests include the study of so-called minimally cognitive agents, with a special emphasis on plants, the cognitive nature of skilled performance, and the influence of socio-cultural norms and practices in our individual agency and cognitive abilities. I also have a large experience teaching across various areas within philosophy, including ethics, logic and critical thinking, and the philosophy of media and culture.

I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wollongong. My thesis, entitled “Towards a Radical Enactive Cognitive Science” (download here), focuses primarily on studying radical enactivism, a new theoretical proposal within the embodied cognitive sciences. The goal of this thesis is to advance some potential ways in which radical enactivism could be enriched, combining it with other, well-established research programs in cognitive science. The thesis was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Daniel D. Hutto, Dr. Michael Kirchhoff, and Dr. Glenda Satne (as an associate supervisor). My thesis was awarded with examiners’ commendation for outstanding thesis.

You can also find my research at Academia, Google Scholar, PhilPeople, and Research Gate

You can contact me at miguel.segundo.ortin@gmail.com

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