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Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind

Robert D. Rupert


This book surveys philosophical issues raised by the situated movement in cognitive science—the treatment of cognitive phenomena as the joint product of brain, body, and environment. The book focuses specifically on the hypothesis of extended cognition, according to which human cognitive processes literally comprise elements beyond the boundary of the human organism. A systems-based approach is held to provide the only plausible criterion distinguishing what is cognitive from what is not. In most human cases, this system appears within the boundary of the human organism. It is argued that the ... More

Keywords: situated cognition, extended mind, cognitive systems, mental content, embodied cognition, embedded cognition, extended cognition, mental representation, computationalism, embodiment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195379457
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert D. Rupert, author
University of Colorado
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