Tony Chemero’s Online Papers


Here are some of my published and forthcoming papers.  In some cases, what appears here is a pre-publication draft.  Please do not quote from these drafts without permission. If they are online publications, there is a link.  Else they are in .pdf format.  Comments are always appreciated.


In addition to these papers, I’ve recently published a book, Radical Embodied Cognitive Science, on MIT Press.  You should probably buy a copy.  (It’s less expensive on Amazon.)   If reading a book seems like too much of a commitment, you can at least check out the book’s Wordle.


1.      R. Withagen and A. Chemero, “Affordances and Classification”, Philosophical Psychology, forthcoming, 2012.

2.      L. Nie*, D. Dotov*, and A. Chemero, “Readiness-to-hand, extended cognition, and multifactality”, In Carlson, Hoelscher, and Shipley (eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 1835-1840.

3.      M. Silberstein and A. Chemero, “Complexity and Extended Phenomenological-Cognitive Systems”, Topics in Cognitive Science, forthcoming, 2011. (Target article)

4.      M. Silberstein and A. Chemero, “Dynamical Cognition and Autonomy”, Special Issue on Embodied Cognition and Free Will, Humana.Mente: Journal of Philosophical Studies, forthcoming, 2010.

5.      N. Stepp*, A. Chemero, and M. Turvey, "Philosophy of the Rest of Cognitive Science", Topics in Cognitive Science, 2011.

6.      D. Dotov*, L. Nie*, and A. Chemero, “A Demonstration of the Transition from Readiness-to-hand to Unreadiness-to-hand”, PLoS ONE 5(3): e9433. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009433 (2010).

7.      M. Anderson and A. Chemero, "Affordances and Intentionality", Journal of Mind and Behavior, forthcoming (2009).

8.      A. Chemero and M. Turvey, “Is Life Computable?”, in A. Loula and J. Queiroz (eds.), Modeling Adaptive and Cognitive Systems, Springer Verlag, 29-37, 2010.

9.      R. Dale, E. Dietrich, and A. Chemero, “Pluralism in the Cognitive Sciences”, Cognitive Science, 33, 739-742, 2009.

10.   X.Barandiaran and A. Chemero, “The Modelling Ecosystem”, Adaptive Behavior, 17, 287-292, 2009.

11.   A. Chemero and C. Heyser, “Methodology and Ontology in the Behavioral Neurosciences: Object exploration as a case study”, in J. Bickle (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience, Oxford University Press, 2009.

12.   R. Withagen and A. Chemero, “Naturalizing Perception”, Theory and Psychology, 19, 364-389, 2009.

13.   A. Chemero and M. Silberstein, “Defending Extended Cognition”, In Love, McRae, and Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 129-134, 2008.

14.   A. Chemero and M. Silberstein, “After the Philosophy of Mind”, Philosophy of Science, 75, 1-27, 2008.

15.   A. Chemero, “Self-Organization, Writ Large”, Special Issue on Philosophical Consequences of Self-Organization, Ecological Psychology, 20, 257-269, 2008.

16.   E. Jayawickreme* and A. Chemero, “Ecological Moral Realism”, Review of General Psychology, 12, 118-126, 2008.

17.   A. Chemero and M. Turvey, “Autonomy and Hypersets”, BioSystems, 91, 320-330, 2008.

18.   A. Chemero and M. Turvey, “Gibsonian Affordances for Roboticists”, Adaptive Behavior, 15, 473-480, 2007.

19.   Hypersets, Complexity, and the Ecological Approach to Perception-Action”, (with Michael Turvey) Biological Theory, 2, 23-36, 2007.

20.   Situated, embodied realism”, in Jose Burgos and Emilio Ribes (eds.), Knowledge, Cognition and Behavior, 177-204, 2007.

21.   Information and Direct Perception: A new approach”, in Priscila Farias and Jočo Queiroz (eds.), Advanced Issues in Cognitive Science and Semiotics, forthcoming, (2006).

22.   Ascribing Agency and the Embodied Turing Test”, (with Neal Swisher* and Dobromir Dotov*), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Artificial Life: Workshops, 40-45, 2006.

23.   “Object Exploration and a Problem with Reductionism” (with Charles Heyser), Synthese, 147, 3, 403-423, 2005.

24.   “Information for Perception and Information Processing”, Minds and Machines, 13, 4, 577-588, 2003.

25.   “An Outline of a Theory of Affordances”, Ecological Psychology, 15, 2, 181-195, 2003.

26.   “Events as Changes in the Layout of Affordances”, (with Colin Klein* and William Cordeiro*) Ecological Psychology, 15, 1, 19-28, 2003.

27.   Review of Walter J. Freeman and Rafael Nunez, Reclaiming Cognition, Philosophical Psychology, 16, 166-169, 2003.

28.   “Radical Empiricism through the Ages”, Contemporary Psychology, 48, 18-20, 2003.

29.   “Editor’s Introduction: Reconsidering Ryle”, Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy: Special Issue Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Concept of Mind, 7, 1-5, 2002.

30.   “Dynamical Explanation and Mental Representation”, Trends in Cognitive Science, 5, 4, 140-141, 2001.

31.   What We Perceive When We Perceive Affordances”, Ecological Psychology, 13, 2, 111-116, 2001.

32.   “The Role of Mental Representations in Cognitive Studies of Film”, (with Andrei Cimpian*) Journal of Moving Image Studies, 1, 1, 2001.

33.   “Making Space for Embodiment: A Review of Fred Keizjer’s Representation and Behavior”, Trends in Cognitive Science, 5, 7, 317-318, 2001.

34.   Anti-representationalism and the Dynamical Stance”, Philosophy of Science, 67, 4, 625-647, 2000.

35.   “What Events Are”, Ecological Psychology, 12, 1, 37-42, 2000.

36.   “Representation and ‘Reliable Presence’”, Conceptus Studien 14: The New Computationalism, 9-25, 2000.

37.   “Punctuation Equilibrium and Optimization: An A-life Model” (with Ravi Jonnal), in D. Blank (ed.) Proceedings of the 2000 Midwest AI and Cognitive Society Conference, Cambridge: AAAI Press, 2000.

38.    “Dynamical, Ecological Sub-Persons” (with William Cordeiro*), in M. Nani and M. Marraffa (eds.), A Field Guide to the Philosophy of Mind, 2000.

39.   A Stroll through the Worlds of Animats and Persons: A Review of Andy Clark’s Being There”, Psyche, 4, 14, 1998.



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