Dr Susan Stuart

  • Adviser of Studies (Arts College Academic and Student Administration)
  • Senior Lecturer (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute)

telephone: 01413305046
email: Susan.Stuart@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My research is primarily in the area of hermeneutic philosophy with strong links to the phenomenological method. My first significant work was concerned with instantiating a Kantian metaphysics in an artificial system to produce a conscious artifact. In this respect I worked with other cognitive scientists, philosophers, psychologists, and engineers, but it was only on beginning my work on the kinaesthetic underpinning of the productive imagination in Kant, that I realised I needed to rethink my method. This has led me back to phenomenology, to intersubjectivity, lifeworld, and affective neuroscience, and to the development of my own theory of enkinaesthesia: the reciprocally affective neuro- muscular dynamical flows and muscle tensions that are felt between co-participating agents with their world.

My aim is to revise metaphysics in light of a transcendental condition, enkinaesthesia, which must exist if experience is to be possible. This work has huge implications in a range of fields including quite broadly the behavioural sciences, and more narrowly: pre-linguistic dialogue (working with Eugene Gendlin's Focusing work and the Distributed Language Group); medicine in terms of health and well-being, and in particular, understanding the basis for disorders of mental health, studies of empathy, therapy and counselling; the pragmatics of perception of and engagement with technology and media; and machine consciousness - its impossibility! (working with the International Machine Consciousness and Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architecture communities). It also provides an alternative way of interpreting the world and doing science; so, rather than assuming a world of states and substances, we assume a world of events and processes. This, in itself, is not altogether new, but enkinaesthesia provides a further reason for accepting it to be the central and most successful metaphysics. In this way we won't use science to explain the world, but enkinaesthetic metaphysical structures to explain science.

Supervision

 

Current postgraduates

  • PhDs:
    • Chris Cassells: Agency, networks and movements for political change: the politics of digital communications technology
    • Delaina Sepko: The Impact of Technology on the Preservation of Music
    • Katharine Woods: Lizzie Dripping and the Ladies from Sussex: Affective Presence in the Archive
    • Gerry Brady: Phenomenology of Boxing 
    • Louise Boyd: Art, Sex, and Institutions: Defining, Collecting, and Displaying Shunga in the UK and Japan
    • Matthew Barr: Pedagogy & Ludology: implicit learning in video-games
    • Ruth Dunster: Autism, Metaphor and Theological Hermeneutics
    • Lertchai Wasananikornkulchai: The Analysis of Archival Valuation: Current and Potential Methods

Graduated postgraduates:

  • PhDs:
    • Bill Cameron: The Aetiology of Linguistic Content
    • James Girdwood: A hermeneutics of the ontology of time and technology
    • Hannah Little: Genealogy & the Archive 
    • Tony Ross: Correspondents Theory 1800/2000 
    • Eugene de Klerk: Lacan & Freire: Pedagogy & Psychoanalysis
    • Louise Cameron: Time, Truth and Accountability in Information Control and Dissemination
    • Cleodhna Nightshade: Mental Supervenience
       
  • MPhil Research
    • Lindsey Short: Shattering the Silence: The Exclusion of Women from the Archive
    • Anne Muldoon: The place of Virtue Ethics in Education 
    • Gerry Brady: The Ethics of Machine Consciousness 
    • George Welsh: Kant’s Third Analogy

Teaching

 

Additional information

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
Number of items: 32.

2013

Stuart, S.A.J. (2013) Enkinaesthesia and Reid's natural kind of magic. New Ideas in Psychology An International Journal of Innovative Theory in Psychology . ISSN 0732-118X (Unpublished)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2013) Privileging exploratory hands: prehension, apprehension, comprehension. In: Radman, Z. (ed.) The Hand, an Organ of the Mind: What the Manual Tells the Mental. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 167-186. ISBN 9780262018845

Stuart, S.A.J. (2013) The union of two nervous systems: neurophenomenology, enkinaesthesia, and the Alexander technique. Constructivist Foundations, 8 (3). pp. 314-323. ISSN 1782-348X

2012

Stuart, S.A.J. (2012) Book review: David Skrbina (ed.): Mind that Abides: Panpsychism in the New Millennium. Minds and Machines, 22 (3). pp. 271-275. ISSN 0924-6495 (doi:10.1007/s11023-011-9268-5)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2012) Enkinaesthesia: the essential sensuous background for co-agency. In: Radman, Z. (ed.) Knowing without Thinking: Mind, Action, Cognition and the Phenomenon of the Background. Series: New directions in philosophy and cognitive science . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230285132

2011

Stuart, S.A.J. (2011) Enkinaesthesia: the fundamental challenge for machine consciousness. International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 3 (1). pp. 145-162. ISSN 1793-8430 (doi:10.1142/S1793843011000650)

2010

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) The Roots of Morality - a review. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 17 (1-2). pp. 244-249. ISSN 1355-8250

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) The mindsized mashup mind isn’t supersized after all. Analysis, 70 (1). pp. 174-183. ISSN 0003-2638

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) Conscious machines: memory, melody and muscular imagination. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 9 (1). pp. 37-51. ISSN 1568-7759 (doi:10.1007/s11097-009-9134-6)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) Enkinaesthesia, biosemiotics and the ethiosphere. In: Cowley, S., Major, J.C., Steffensen, S. and Dini, A. (eds.) Signifying Bodies: Biosemiosis, Interaction and Health. Portuguese Catholic University, Braga, Portugal, pp. 305-330. ISBN 9789726971917

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) Enkinaesthesia: reciprocal affective felt enfolding, a further challenge for machine consciousness. APA Newsletter Philosophy and Computers, 9 (3 ). ISSN 1067-9464

2009

Stuart, S.A.J. (2009) Simulating Minds - a Review. Minds and Machines, 19 (2). pp. 279-282. ISSN 0924-6495 (doi:10.1007/s11023-009-9142-x)

Wood, R., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2009) Aplasic phantoms and the mirror neuron system: an enactive, developmental perspective. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 8 (4). pp. 487-504. ISSN 1568-7759 (doi:10.1007/s11097-009-9138-2)

2008

Currall, J.E.P., Moss, M.S., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2008) Authenticity: a red herring? Journal of Applied Logic, 6 (4). pp. 534-544. ISSN 1570-8683 (doi:10.1016/j.jal.2008.09.004)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2008) Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images - a Review. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 15 (3). pp. 125-127. ISSN 1355-8250

Stuart, S.A.J. (2008) From agency to apperception: through kinaesthesia to cognition and creation. Ethics and Information Technology, 10 (4). pp. 255-264. ISSN 1388-1957 (doi:10.1007/s10676-008-9175-5)

2007

Stuart, S.A.J. (2007) Machine consciousness - Cognitive and kinaesthetic imagination. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 14 . pp. 141-153.

Stuart, S.A.J., and Dogic-Crnkovic, G. (2007) Computation, Information, Cognition : The Nexus and The Liminal. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle. ISBN 9781847180902

2006

Currall, J.E.P., Moss, M., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2006) Privileging information is inevitable. Archives and Manuscripts: The Journal of the Archives Section, the Library Association of Australia, 34 (1). pp. 98-122. ISSN 0157-6895

Stuart, S.A.J. (2006) Extended body, extended mind: the self as prothesis. In: Punt, M. and Pepperell, R. (eds.) Screen Consciousness: Mind, Cinema and World. Series: Consciousness, literature & the arts (4). Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 163-180. ISBN 9789042020160

2005

Allison, A., Currall, J.E.P., Moss, M., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2005) Digital identity matters. JASIST: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 56 (4). pp. 364-372. ISSN 1532-2890 (doi:10.1002/asi.20112)

Currall, J.E.P., Moss, M., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2005) What is a collection? Archivaria, 58 . pp. 131-146. ISSN 0318-6954

Stuart, S.A.J. (2005) Unifying approaches to the unity of consciousness: minds, brains and machines. In: Dossena, R. and Magnani, L. (eds.) Computing, Philosophy and Cognition: Proceedings of the European Computing and Philosophy Conference (ECAP 2004). Series: Texts in philosophy (4). College Publications, London, UK, pp. 259-569. ISBN 9781904987246

Stuart, S.A.J. (2005) The binding problem: induction, integration and imagination. In: Prescott, A.J., Bryson, J.J. and Seth, A.K. (eds.) Modelling Natural Action Selection: Proceedings of an International Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, July 2005. AISB, Brighton, UK, pp. 12-19. ISBN 1902956409

2004

Stuart, S.A.J. (2004) An Electronically Enhanced Philosophical Learning Environment: Who Wants to be Good at Logic. Discourse, 3 (2). pp. 142-153.

Stuart, S.A.J. (2004) Traditional and non-traditional resources: providing a well-supported learning environment. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 11 (3). pp. 58-68. ISSN 0968-7769

2003

Dobbyn, C., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2003) The self as an embedded agent. Minds and Machines, 13 . pp. 187-201.

Stuart, S.A.J. (2003) The development of potential models of advance directives in mental health care. Journal of Mental Health, 12 (6). pp. 575-584. ISSN 0963-8237 (doi:10.1080/09638230310001627937)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2003) A metaphysical approach to the mind. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 223-237. ISSN 1568-7759 (doi:10.1023/B:PHEN.0000004926.05506.ef)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2003) The role of non-standard forms of perlocutionary acts in Hush. Slayage: The On-line International Journal of Buffy Studies, 3 (1). ISSN 1546-9212

2002

Stuart, S.A.J. (2002) A radical notion of embeddedness a logically necessary precondition for agency and self-awareness. Metaphilosophy, 33 . pp. 98-109. ISSN 0026-1068

Stuart, S., and Dobbyn, C. (2002) A Kantian prescription for artificial conscious experience. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 35 (4). pp. 407-411. ISSN 0024-094X (doi:10.1162/002409402760181213)

This list was generated on Wed Oct 22 04:54:56 2014 BST.
Number of items: 32.

Article

Stuart, S.A.J. (2013) Enkinaesthesia and Reid's natural kind of magic. New Ideas in Psychology An International Journal of Innovative Theory in Psychology . ISSN 0732-118X (Unpublished)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2013) The union of two nervous systems: neurophenomenology, enkinaesthesia, and the Alexander technique. Constructivist Foundations, 8 (3). pp. 314-323. ISSN 1782-348X

Stuart, S.A.J. (2012) Book review: David Skrbina (ed.): Mind that Abides: Panpsychism in the New Millennium. Minds and Machines, 22 (3). pp. 271-275. ISSN 0924-6495 (doi:10.1007/s11023-011-9268-5)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2011) Enkinaesthesia: the fundamental challenge for machine consciousness. International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 3 (1). pp. 145-162. ISSN 1793-8430 (doi:10.1142/S1793843011000650)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) The Roots of Morality - a review. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 17 (1-2). pp. 244-249. ISSN 1355-8250

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) The mindsized mashup mind isn’t supersized after all. Analysis, 70 (1). pp. 174-183. ISSN 0003-2638

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) Conscious machines: memory, melody and muscular imagination. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 9 (1). pp. 37-51. ISSN 1568-7759 (doi:10.1007/s11097-009-9134-6)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) Enkinaesthesia: reciprocal affective felt enfolding, a further challenge for machine consciousness. APA Newsletter Philosophy and Computers, 9 (3 ). ISSN 1067-9464

Stuart, S.A.J. (2009) Simulating Minds - a Review. Minds and Machines, 19 (2). pp. 279-282. ISSN 0924-6495 (doi:10.1007/s11023-009-9142-x)

Wood, R., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2009) Aplasic phantoms and the mirror neuron system: an enactive, developmental perspective. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 8 (4). pp. 487-504. ISSN 1568-7759 (doi:10.1007/s11097-009-9138-2)

Currall, J.E.P., Moss, M.S., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2008) Authenticity: a red herring? Journal of Applied Logic, 6 (4). pp. 534-544. ISSN 1570-8683 (doi:10.1016/j.jal.2008.09.004)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2008) Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images - a Review. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 15 (3). pp. 125-127. ISSN 1355-8250

Stuart, S.A.J. (2008) From agency to apperception: through kinaesthesia to cognition and creation. Ethics and Information Technology, 10 (4). pp. 255-264. ISSN 1388-1957 (doi:10.1007/s10676-008-9175-5)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2007) Machine consciousness - Cognitive and kinaesthetic imagination. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 14 . pp. 141-153.

Currall, J.E.P., Moss, M., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2006) Privileging information is inevitable. Archives and Manuscripts: The Journal of the Archives Section, the Library Association of Australia, 34 (1). pp. 98-122. ISSN 0157-6895

Allison, A., Currall, J.E.P., Moss, M., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2005) Digital identity matters. JASIST: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 56 (4). pp. 364-372. ISSN 1532-2890 (doi:10.1002/asi.20112)

Currall, J.E.P., Moss, M., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2005) What is a collection? Archivaria, 58 . pp. 131-146. ISSN 0318-6954

Stuart, S.A.J. (2004) An Electronically Enhanced Philosophical Learning Environment: Who Wants to be Good at Logic. Discourse, 3 (2). pp. 142-153.

Stuart, S.A.J. (2004) Traditional and non-traditional resources: providing a well-supported learning environment. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 11 (3). pp. 58-68. ISSN 0968-7769

Dobbyn, C., and Stuart, S.A.J. (2003) The self as an embedded agent. Minds and Machines, 13 . pp. 187-201.

Stuart, S.A.J. (2003) The development of potential models of advance directives in mental health care. Journal of Mental Health, 12 (6). pp. 575-584. ISSN 0963-8237 (doi:10.1080/09638230310001627937)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2003) A metaphysical approach to the mind. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 223-237. ISSN 1568-7759 (doi:10.1023/B:PHEN.0000004926.05506.ef)

Stuart, S.A.J. (2003) The role of non-standard forms of perlocutionary acts in Hush. Slayage: The On-line International Journal of Buffy Studies, 3 (1). ISSN 1546-9212

Stuart, S.A.J. (2002) A radical notion of embeddedness a logically necessary precondition for agency and self-awareness. Metaphilosophy, 33 . pp. 98-109. ISSN 0026-1068

Stuart, S., and Dobbyn, C. (2002) A Kantian prescription for artificial conscious experience. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 35 (4). pp. 407-411. ISSN 0024-094X (doi:10.1162/002409402760181213)

Book

Stuart, S.A.J., and Dogic-Crnkovic, G. (2007) Computation, Information, Cognition : The Nexus and The Liminal. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle. ISBN 9781847180902

Book Section

Stuart, S.A.J. (2013) Privileging exploratory hands: prehension, apprehension, comprehension. In: Radman, Z. (ed.) The Hand, an Organ of the Mind: What the Manual Tells the Mental. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 167-186. ISBN 9780262018845

Stuart, S.A.J. (2012) Enkinaesthesia: the essential sensuous background for co-agency. In: Radman, Z. (ed.) Knowing without Thinking: Mind, Action, Cognition and the Phenomenon of the Background. Series: New directions in philosophy and cognitive science . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230285132

Stuart, S.A.J. (2010) Enkinaesthesia, biosemiotics and the ethiosphere. In: Cowley, S., Major, J.C., Steffensen, S. and Dini, A. (eds.) Signifying Bodies: Biosemiosis, Interaction and Health. Portuguese Catholic University, Braga, Portugal, pp. 305-330. ISBN 9789726971917

Stuart, S.A.J. (2006) Extended body, extended mind: the self as prothesis. In: Punt, M. and Pepperell, R. (eds.) Screen Consciousness: Mind, Cinema and World. Series: Consciousness, literature & the arts (4). Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 163-180. ISBN 9789042020160

Stuart, S.A.J. (2005) Unifying approaches to the unity of consciousness: minds, brains and machines. In: Dossena, R. and Magnani, L. (eds.) Computing, Philosophy and Cognition: Proceedings of the European Computing and Philosophy Conference (ECAP 2004). Series: Texts in philosophy (4). College Publications, London, UK, pp. 259-569. ISBN 9781904987246

Stuart, S.A.J. (2005) The binding problem: induction, integration and imagination. In: Prescott, A.J., Bryson, J.J. and Seth, A.K. (eds.) Modelling Natural Action Selection: Proceedings of an International Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, July 2005. AISB, Brighton, UK, pp. 12-19. ISBN 1902956409

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