Empiricism for cyborgs

@inproceedings{Toon2014EmpiricismFC,
  title={Empiricism for cyborgs},
  author={Adam Toon},
  year={2014}
}
One important debate between scientific realists and constructive empiricists concerns whether we observe things using instruments. This paper offers a new perspective on the debate over instruments by looking to recent discussion in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Realists often speak of instruments as ‘extensions’ to our senses. I ask whether the realist may strengthen her view by drawing on the extended mind thesis. Proponents of the extended mind thesis claim that cognitive… CONTINUE READING
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