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* In recent decades, an intriguing view of human cognition has garnered increasing support. According to this view, which I will call 'the hypothesis of extended cognition' ('HEC', hereafter), human cognitive processing literally extends into the environment surrounding the organism, and human cognitive states literally comprise—as wholes do their proper(More)
who knows a fundamental scientific problem when he sees it-for his leadership in bringing scientists back to consciousness and to those who advance freedom of speech and thought wherever it may be under siege. 1. Treating consciousness as a variable. II. A unified image. 2. The theater stage has limited capacity but creates vast access. Ever since the nova(More)
Why is two-dimensional semantics important? One can think of it as the most recent act in a drama involving three of the central concepts of philosophy: meaning, reason, and modality. First, Kant linked reason and modality, by suggesting that what is necessary is knowable a priori, and vice versa. Second, Frege linked reason and meaning, by proposing an(More)
Listening not to me but to the Logos it is wise to agree that all things are one. —Heraclitus Consider a circle and a pair of its semicircles. Which is prior, the whole or its parts? Are the semicircles dependent abstractions from their whole, or is the circle a derivative construction from its parts? Now in place of the circle consider the entire cosmos(More)