Why the extended mind?

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Bogdan Boghițoi


The goal of the paper is to determine what could provide grounds for the idea that mind could be partly realized by environmental items. In this respect, it analyses the now classical arguments put forward by Clark and Chalmers, and shows that both the thought experiments and the parity approach they devise fail to substantiate the claim that cognitive processes extend beyond skin and skull. Yet, the paper concludes that we should not discard the idea of a mind that extends into the environment, as it can extract its credentials from life sciences.

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BOGHIȚOI, Bogdan. Why the extended mind?. Annals of the University of Bucharest - Philosophy Series, [S.l.], v. 61, n. 1, june 2015. ISSN 0068-3175. Available at: <http://annals.ub-filosofie.ro/index.php/annals/article/view/114>. Date accessed: 27 july 2021.