Extended Epistemology

ISBN : 9780198769811

J. Adam Carter ; Andy Clark ; Jesper Kallestrup ; S. Orestis Palermos ; Duncan Pritchard
320 ページ
156 x 234 mm

One of the most important research programmes in contemporary cognitive science is that of extended cognition, whereby features of a subject's cognitive environment can in certain conditions become constituent parts of the cognitive process itself. The aim of this volume is to explore the epistemological ramifications of this idea. The volume brings together a range of distinguished and emerging academics, from a variety of different perspectives, to investigate the very idea of an extended epistemology. The first part of the volume explores foundational issues with regard to an extended epistemology, including from a critical perspective. The second part of the volume examines the applications of this idea, and the new theoretical directions that it might take us. These include the relevance of Chinese philosophy, the ethical ramifications of extended epistemology, and its import to the epistemology of education and emerging digital technologies.


J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos & Duncan Pritchard: Introduction: 'Extended Epistemology: An Introduction'

1 Declan Smithies: 'Access Internalism and the Extended Mind'
2 J. Adam Carter & Jesper Kallestrup: 'Extended Circularity: A New Puzzle for Extended Cognition'
3 Kenneth Aizawa: 'Extended Cognition, Trust and Glue, and Knowledge'
4 Fred Adams: 'Extended Knowledge'
5 Duncan Pritchard: 'Extended Epistemology'
6 Boaz Miller & Isaac Record: 'Taking iPhone Seriously'
7 Michael Wheeler: 'Knowledge, Credit and the Extended Mind, or what Calvisius Sabinus got Right'

8 Zoe Drayson: 'Extended Minds and Prime Mental Conditions: Probing the Parallels'
9 Chienkuo Mi and Shane Ryan: 'Reflective Knowledge: Extended Knowledge'
10 Eric Hutton: 'Extended Knowledge and Confucian Tradition'
11 Heather Battaly: 'Extending Epistemic Virtue: Extended Cognition Meets Virtue-Responsibilism'
12 Ben Kotzee: 'Cyborgs, Knowledge and Credit for Learning'
13 Mark Alfano & Gus Skorburg: 'Extended Knowledge, the Recognition Heuristic, and Epistemic Injustice'
14 Paul Smart: 'Emerging Digital Technologies: Implications for Extended Conceptions of Cognition and Knowledge'
15 Richard Menary: 'Keeping Track With Things'
16 J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark and Orestis Palermos: 'New Humans: Ethics, Trust and the Extended Mind'


J. Adam Carter is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. He works mainly in epistemology. His book Metaepistemology and Relativism was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. ; Andy Clark is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh. He works in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, artificial intelligence and related areas. His most recent book, Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action and the Embodied Mind, was published by Oxford UP in 2016. ; Jesper Kallestrup is Professor in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh working mainly in epistemology, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language. His book Semantic Externalism was published by Routledge in 2011.; S. Orestis Palermos is a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh's Eidyn Research Centre. He works primarily in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science and epistemology, including the philosophical foundations of extended and socially extended knowledge.; Duncan Pritchard is Professor and Chair of Epistemology at the University of Edinburgh, where he directs the Eidyn Research Centre. His most recent book, Epistemic Angst, was published by Princeton UP in 2015.