Two ways of grounding the discussion on extended cognition
2011 (English)In: Expanding the Space of Cognitive Science: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of theCognitive Science Society / [ed] Laura Carlson, Christoph Hoelscher, Thomas F. Shipley, Cognitive Science Society, Inc., 2011, 2347-2352 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We question two of the basic foundations of the Extended Mind hypothesis originally formulated by Clark and Chalmers, i.e. that all cognition is organism centered and that the important theoretical issues that the debate surrounding the Extended Mind hypothesis can fruitfully be resolved by to a large extent rely on invented examples of cognitive activities as the empirical foundation. We suggest that one way to proceed is to frame the hypothesis within the larger theoretical framework of activity theory, and another is to conduct extensive field studies of extended cognitive processes. We illustrate our position with examples of how these can be used to reformulate some of the aspects of the Extended Mind hypothesis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cognitive Science Society, Inc., 2011. 2347-2352 p.
Extended mind; Activity Theory; Cognitive Ethnography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72770ISBN: 978-0-9768318-7-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-72770DiVA: diva2:462331
33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, Massachusetts, July 20-23, 2011