Article

Extended cognition and the metaphysics of mind

Citation

Drayson Z (2010) Extended cognition and the metaphysics of mind. Cognitive Systems Research, 11 (4), pp. 367-377. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsys.2010.05.002

Abstract
Advocates of the ‘extended mind' - the claim that cognitive processes can and do extend outside the head - have generally had little to say on the metaphysics of mind, preferring to concentrate on the explanatory role which extended cognition can play in empirical cognitive science research. Recently, however, claims have been made about the relationship between extended cognition and traditional functionalism in the philosophy of mind. In this paper I explore these claims and suggest a way of clarifying the debate.

Keywords
Extended cognition; Extended mind; Functionalism

Journal
Cognitive Systems Research: Volume 11, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2010
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/19374
PublisherElsevier
ISSN1389-0417