Open Peer Commentary
van Gelder: The dynamical hypothesis
Nature's subtlety undermines the empirical relevance of both dynamical and computational hypotheses
Technical hitches mar van Gelder's proposed map of the
conceptual landscape, particularly with respect to descriptive levels
and the trio of instantiation, realisation, and implementation.
However, for all the formal quibbles, van Gelder is onto something
important; the tension he notes between computationalism and a
dynamical alternative threatens to transform the way we conduct
cognitive science research.