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Shaun Gallagher – The Socially Extended Mind

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Please note Shaun Gallagher’s talk this coming Friday:

The Socially Extended Mind

Shaun Gallagher (Department of Philosophy, University of Central Florida)

Friday, February 18th 2011, from 3 p.m. at UQAM, room DS-1950 (Métro Berri-UQAM, pavillon De Sève).

The talk will be followed by a cocktail. All are welcome.

Abstract : I argue that Clark and Chalmers’ (1998) parity principle and the various criteria they use to define cognition are too conservative. On a more liberal vehicle externalist view we should extend the concept of the extended mind to include engagement with social and cultural institutions. I discuss problem solving using the legal system as an example. I also respond to specific objections that have been raised against the extended mind hypothesis.

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