Mirko Prokop

Research InterestsEducationExperiencePublications

Personal Info

PositionPhD Student
Emailprokop.edu@gmail.com
mprokop001@ikasle.ehu.eus
AddressUPV/EHU, Department of Philosophy, Tolosa Hiribidea 70, 20080 Donostia – San Sebasti├ín

Summary

I am a PhD student interested in enactive and embodied perspectives on agency and cognition. Building on my background in philosophy of language and logic, I am exploring how the dynamics of social interactions shape and are shaped by the sensorimotor bodies of organisms with nervous systems to give rise to cognitive capacities such as reasoning and intentional action, as characteristic of human beings. My research draws on a variety of disciplines and traditions, including pragmatism, enactivism, phenomenology, philosophy of biology, inferentialism, ecological and social psychology, neuroscience, dynamical systems theory and logic. Apart from this broadly naturalistic and interdisciplinary orientation, I am maintaining an interest in the history of philosophy, particularly around the turn of the 20th century, to better situate and scrutinise current approaches within their historical context.

Research Interests

  • Enactive and embodied approaches in the cognitive sciences
  • Intentional action and (practical) reasoning
  • Ecological and social psychology
  • Pragmatism
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of logic

Education

[2020 – 2022] Master of Philosophy (MPhil), St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme, University of St Andrews/University of Stirling

[2016 – 2020] B. A. Philosophy (Minor Psychology), University of Hamburg

Publications

Prokop, M. (2022). Hans Jonas and the phenomenological continuity of life and mind. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-022-09863-1