Timotej Prosen

Presenting: Timotej Prosen

One of the speakers at The Organic and the Normative conference, taking place between July 30–August 1, 2024 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is going to be Timotej Prosen.

Timotej Prosen is a PhD candidate at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, where he also works as a teaching assistant. He is working on a PhD thesis on the topic of affective experience, as conceived through the frameworks of enactivism and third-wave extended mind. His wider area of research includes process philosophy (primarily that of Whitehead, Simondon, and Deleuze), phenomenology (with a special interest in Merleau-Ponty) and non-representationalist or constructivist approaches in cognitive science (mainly enactivism).

Highlighted Article

Prosen T. (2023) Life-mind continuity beyond individual-centeredness: The issue of adaptivity. Constructivist Foundations 18(3): 367–370. https://constructivist.info/18/3/367

I raise the question of whether sympoietic systems, as construed in the target article, can be said to exhibit adaptivity. First, I give an overview of the role of adaptivity in the context of an enactivist conception of life-mind continuity. Subsequently, I reflect on a number of ways in which the notion of adaptivity may or may not be applied to sympoietic systems.