Cognitive Ecologies: a philosophical study of collaborative embodied skills

  • Sutton, John (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • MQRES, MQRES (Student)

Project: Research

Project Details


This project aims to develop a new theory of embodied collaboration and interaction in expert groups, asking how individuals with diverse technical and emotional skills align and cue their actions, or recover together from challenges. It combines foundational philosophical analysis and cognitive theory with empirical studies of experts in sport and music. It identifies mechanisms of collaborative innovation and decision-making in real-world ecologies of skill, in an integrative account of joint intelligence in action. The project will extend knowledge of how
groups work in socially and culturally significant settings; build capacity in philosophy and cognitive theory; and enhance Australia’s high standing in philosophy of mind and action.
Effective start/end date1/01/1823/12/20