Two Versions of the Extended Mind Thesis

@article{Farkas2012TwoVO,
  title={Two Versions of the Extended Mind Thesis},
  author={Katalin Farkas},
  journal={Philosophia},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={435-447}
}
According to the Extended Mind thesis, the mind extends beyond the skull or the skin: mental processes can constitutively include external devices, like a computer or a notebook. The Extended Mind thesis has drawn both support and criticism. However, most discussions—including those by its original defenders, Andy Clark and David Chalmers—fail to distinguish between two very different interpretations of this thesis. The first version claims that the physical basis of mental features can be… CONTINUE READING

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