Socially Extended Epistemology

ISBN : 9780198801764

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

Socially Extended Epistemology explores the epistemological ramifications of one of the most important research programmes in contemporary cognitive science: distributed cognition. In certain conditions, according to this programme, groups of people can generate distributed cognitive systems that consist of all participating members. This volume brings together a range of distinguished and early career academics, from a variety of different perspectives, to investigate the very idea of socially extended epistemology. They ask, for example: can distributed cognitive systems generate knowledge in a similar way to individuals? And if so, how, if at all, does this kind of knowledge differ from normal, individual knowledge? The first part of the volume examines foundational issues, including from a critical perspective. The second part of the volume turns to applications of this idea, and the new theoretical directions that it might take us. These include the ethical ramifications of social


Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos, & Duncan Pritchard: Introduction
Part 1: Foundational Issues within Socially Extended Epistemology
1 Brad Wray: How Far Can Extended Knowledge Be Extended? The Asymmetry Between Research Teams and Artifacts
2 Cathal O'Madagain: Outsourcing Concepts: Social Externalism, the Extended Mind, and the Expansion of our Epistemic Capacity
3 Jeroen de Ridder: Representations and Robustly Collective Attitudes
4 Francis Heylighen and Shima Beigi: Mind Outside Brain: A Radically Non-Dualist Foundation for Distributed Cognition
5 Olle Blomberg: Practical Knowledge and Acting Together
6 S. Orestis Palermos and Deborah P. Tollefsen: Group Know-How
7 Joelle Proust: Consensus As an Epistemic Norm of Group Acceptance
Part 2: Applications and New Directions
8 Sabine Roeser: Socially Extended Mortal Deliberation about Risks: A Role for Emotions and Art
9 Holly Arrow and Alexander Garinther: Thinking Together about Genocide: Socially Shared Cognition in Context
10 Alessandra Tanesini: Collective Amnesia and Epistemic Injustice
11 Georg Theiner and Nikolaus Fogle: The Ontological Complicity of Habitus and Field: Bourdieu as an Externalist
12 Paul Smart: Mandevillian Intelligence: From Individual Vice to Collective Virtue
13 Harry Halpin: Solving the Frame Problem Socially


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. He is also Chancellor's Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. His most recent book, Epistemic Angst, was published by Princeton UP in 2015.