Res Cogitans Extensa: A Philosophical Defense of the Extended Mind Thesis

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For Descartes, minds were essentially immaterial, non-extended things. Contemporary cognitive science prides itself on having exorcised the Cartesian ghost from the biological machine. However, it remains committed to the Cartesian vision of the mental as something purely inner. Against the idea that the mind resides solely in the brain, advocates of the situated and embodied nature of cognition have long stressed the importance of dynamic brain-body-environment couplings, the opportunistic exploitation of bodily morphology ...

Res Cogitans Extensa: A Philosophical Defense of the Extended Mind Thesis 2011, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt a.M.

ISBN-13: 9783631579374

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