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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…


Philosophizing the Social Brain

The in-press intro to the themed issue on philosophical approaches to social neuroscience, freely available here. CognitionCognitive neuroscienceconsciousnessMindreadingMoral psychologyPhil RobbinsPhilosophyPhilosophy of mindsituated cognitionsocial epistemologySocial Neuroscience

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The Case for Teaching Ignorance

This in the NYT — H/T to Troy Camplin In a paper from a few years ago I had a section in a chapter in Hayek and Behavioral Economics that deals with this notion, a curtain-raiser to a more detailed examination. Taking Ignorance Seriously As already indicated the other component to thinking about complexity resides…

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Alice Cooper as Presidential Candidate

Some may recall this bit of satire from the band 43 years ago — tricky Dicky was of course President. In the UK we had the perennial Screaming Lord Sutch, founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party taking the piss. The point is that perhaps it shouldn’t surprise one that that otherwise intelligent people of all political persuasions…

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…