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New issue just published. Of particular interest is Benjamin Jarvis’ “Epistemology and Radically Extended Cognition.” I have long since made the case that externalism has much to offer (social) epistemology. This paper concerns the relationship between epistemology and radically extended cognition. Radically extended cognition (REC) – as advanced by Andy Clark and David Chalmers – is…

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Alternative Models of the Mind

The Spindel Supplement to The Southern Journal of Philosophy edited by Shaun Gallagher with top-notch lineup. Andy Clarkdaniel huttodistributed cognitionExtended MindExternalismMark RowlandsMichael Wheelerphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindShaun Gallaghersituated cognition

Blow Your Mind


This posted under the FirstView section of EPISTEME. Glad to see the implications (or not) between EM and (social) epistemology are now being examined quite regularly — a connection I’ve been making for several years now. Next development — stigmergic epistemology, something my co-author and I have been working on for a while . . . Benjamin JarvisEPISTEMEExtended…


Philosophical Approaches to Social Neuroscience

Phil Robbins and I are the action editors for the following “in Press” papers. Will Retributivism Die and Will Neuroscience Kill It?  Iskra Fileva, Jonathan Tresan Reuse and body-formatted representations in simulation theory Shaun Gallagher Would a Neuroscience of Violence Aid in Understanding Legal Culpability? Valerie Gray Hardcastle Beyond sensorimotor segregation: On mirror neurons and…


Can you really upload your mind?

Radio discussion on ABC’s The Philosopher’s Zone Self/less— a film currently doing the rounds—entertains the idea of digital immortality. It might be a work of science fiction but what it portrays is gaining serious traction in the real world. A number of philosophers, neuroscientists, and assorted futurists believe that by mid century a safe form…