Scaffoldings of the affective mind

  title={Scaffoldings of the affective mind},
  author={Giovanna Colombetti and Joel Krueger},
  journal={Philosophical Psychology},
  pages={1157 - 1176}
In this paper we adopt Sterelny's (2010) framework of the scaffolded mind, and his related dimensional approach, to highlight the many ways in which human affectivity (and not just cognition) is environmentally supported. After discussing the relationship between the scaffolded-mind view and related frameworks, such as the extended-mind view, we illustrate the many ways in which our affective states are environmentally supported by items of material culture, other people, and their interplay… 
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