Extended epistemology: An introduction

J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos, Duncan Pritchard

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Abstract / Description of output

First, a theoretical background to the volume’s topic, extended epistemology, is provided by a brief outline of its cross-disciplinary theoretical lineage and some key themes. In particular, it is shown how and why the emergence of recent and more egalitarian thinking in the cognitive sciences about the nature of human cognizing and its bounds–viz., the so-called ‘extended cognition’ program, and the related idea of an ‘extended mind’–has important and interesting ramifications in epistemology. Second, an overview is provided of the papers included as chapters in the volume. The sixteen contributions are divided (broadly) into two categories: those that engage with foundational issues to do with extended epistemology, and those that pursue applications of extended epistemology to new areas of research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended Epistemology
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780198769811
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Cognitive science
  • Epistemology
  • Extended cognition
  • Extended epistemology
  • Extended mind


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