Neuromedia and the epistemology of education

Duncan Pritchard

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Abstract

I explore the implications of a technological revolution that many in the industry think is likely to soon come to pass: neuromedia. In particular, I’m interested in how this will constitute an especially persuasive kind of extended cognition, and thereby will facilitate extended epistemic states. I think this will in turn have ramifications for how we understand the epistemic goals of education. I will be arguing that the challenges posed by neuromedia remind us that the overarching epistemic goal of education is not orientated towards facilitating a body of knowledge (or the development of mere cognitive skills), but is rather concerned with the development of intellectual character, where this in turn essentially involves the cultivation of intellectual virtues, character-traits that are not amenable to extended cognition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-349
JournalMetaphilosophy
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • education
  • epistemology
  • extended cognition
  • intellectual character
  • intellectual virtue

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