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Review of Menary’s (ed.) The Extended Mind

Richard Menary’s long time coming The Extended Mind is reviewed here by  Joseph Ulatowski. CognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceEmbodied cognitionExtended MindneurosciencePhilosophy of mindqualia

Humanity 2.0: Steve Fuller takes an “extended” turn

Steve Fuller arguably the best-known social epistemologist in the sociological tradition seems to have taken an extended mind/distributed cognition/cyborgian turn. Steve by the way (as was Susan Haack in my previous post) most generous in participating in the first EPISTEME volume and conference, especially significant since he is the founding editor of Social Epistemology. The…

Overextended Cognition

Here’s a new paper by Shannon Spaulding. The abstract: Extended cognition is the view that some cognitive processes extend beyond the brain. One prominent strategy of arguing against extended cognition is to offer necessary conditions on cognition and argue that the proposed extended processes fail to satisfy these conditions (Adams and Aizawa, 2008; Rupert, 2010; Weiskopf,…

Rob Wilson – Mind Spread

Tune into the live stream of Rob Wilson’s keynote talk at the ARPA. Rob is of course the author of the excellent Boundaries of the Mind.

James Bond and the Barking Dog: Evolution and Extended Cognition

Larry Shapiro has a new paper posted on his website. Prominent defenders of the extended cognition thesis have looked to evolutionary theory for support. Roughly, the idea is that natural selection leads one to expect that cognitive strategies should exploit the environment, and exploitation of the right sort results in a cognitive system that extends beyond the head…