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The Extended Mind and Religious Cognition

New paper from the very excellent Joel Krueger. See also Joel’s Empathy and the Extended Mind paper from a few years back along with other papers discussing this topic. One of the primary functions of religious texts — along with the different rituals and forms of worship constructed with them — is, precisely, to take over part of…

Enactive View of Cognition

Here’s a batch review by the very excellent Rob Rupert of three books that have been out for a while. Anthony ChemeroCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceconsciousnessEmbodied cognitionenactivismExtended MindExternalismEzequiel Di Paolojohn stewartMark Rowlandsolivier gapennePhilosophy of mindRob Rupertsituated cognition

EPISTEME 12:4

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…

Art and Human Nature

New book from Alva Noë. Our lives are structured by organized activities, in the large, in the small. Our lives are one big complex nesting of organized activities at different levels and scales. Talking, walking, eating, perceiving, driving. We are always captured by structures of organization. This is our natural, indeed our biological, condition. It is…

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

EPISTEMOLOGY AND RADICALLY EXTENDED COGNITION

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…

Varieties of externalism

Here’s a very useful close-grained conspectus sharing the same title of an earlier piece by Susan Hurley. Unsurprisingly, Hayek nor Simon are nowhere to be seen and surprisingly Heylighen et al are referenced. complexitydistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeEpistemologyExtended MindExternalismFriedrich HayekHerbert SimonPhilosophy of mindsituated cognitionsocial epistemologySusan Hurley