Ecoles thématiques CNRS / CNRS Summer Schools

Enaction et sciences cognitives / Enaction and Cognitive Science

Ecole 2008 : du 7 au 12 septembre 2008 - Cap Hornu (Baie de la Somme, Picardie, France)


Charles Lenay

Status Professor, Philosophy and cognitive science, Director of the research unit COSTECH
University / Laboratory Compiègne University of Technology (UTC) / COSTECH (Knowledge, Organization and technical System)
Email charles.lenay (a)
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Research theme

My research is structured around two central themes : the question of ignorance, and the question of technical artefacts:
- What is this faculty we have that enables us to know that there is
something we do not know? Where does it come from? How does it function, both at the individual level and at the level of history?
- What do technical artefacts make of us? How is it that technical devices (both tools that can be grasped, and environments that are constructed) are constitutive of our humanity? How do they participate in the formation of our lived experience, in our cognitive activities and our social organization?

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