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Reconstructing the Cognitive World: The Next Step
In Reconstructing the Cognitive World, Michael Wheeler argues that we should turn away from the generically Cartesian philosophical foundations of much contemporary cognitive science research andExpand
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In Defense of Extended Functionalism
According to the extended cognition hypothesis (henceforth ExC), there are conditions under which thinking and thoughts (or more precisely, the material vehicles that realize thinking and thoughts)Expand
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Genic Representation: Reconciling Content and Causal Complexity
Some recent cognitive-scientific research suggests that a considerable amount of intelligent action is generated not by the systematic activity of internal representations, but by complexExpand
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Culture, embodiment and genes: unravelling the triple helix
  • M. Wheeler, Andy Clark
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 12 November 2008
Much recent work stresses the role of embodiment and action in thought and reason, and celebrates the power of transmitted cultural and environmental structures to transform the problem-solvingExpand
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Cognition in Context: Phenomenology, Situated Robotics and the Frame Problem
Abstract The frame problem is the difficulty of explaining how non‐magical systems think and act in ways that are adaptively sensitive to context‐dependent relevance. Influenced centrally byExpand
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Two Threats To Representation
  • M. Wheeler
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • 1 November 2001
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I consider two threats to the idea that on-line intelligent behaviour (the production offluid and adaptable responses to ongoing sensory input) must or should be explainedby appeal to neurally located representations. Expand
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The View From Elsewhere: Perspectives on ALife Modeling
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This paper reviews and discusses artificial life, as it is depicted in, and as it interfaces with, adjacent disciplines, and in the light of a specific historical example of interdisciplinary research (namely cybernetics) with which artificial life shares many features. Expand
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Towards a Philosophy of the Web: Representation, Enaction, Collective Intelligence
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We present some initial forays into the questions that underlie the philosophy of the Web around the notions of representation, enactive search, the extended mind, and collective intelligence. Expand
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Minds, Things and Materiality
In a rich and thought-provoking paper, Lambros Malafouris argues that taking material culture seriously means to be “systematically concerned with figuring out the causal efficacy of materiality inExpand
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Measuring mercury.
  • M. Wheeler
  • Medicine
  • Environmental health perspectives
  • 1 August 1996
In the process of establishing more and more complete annotations of eukaryotic genomes, a constantly growing number of alternative splicing (AS) events has been reported over the last decade.Expand
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