[extract] ‘‘The aim of this book is to present the paradigm of enaction [emphasis added] as a
framework for a far-reaching renewal of cognitive science as a whole’’ (p. vii). This is
an ambitious project, although one that has enjoyed an explosion of activity and
interest in the last twenty years. Sometimes referred to as ‘‘4E Cognition,’’ this
paradigm shift in cognitive science is a movement focusing on the ramifications of
embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive issues to the questions of the ontological
constitution of cognition and the epistemological constitution of cognitive science.