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Extended cognition and the explosion of knowledge
Abstract The aim of this article is to show that exThe aim of this article is to show that externalist accounts of cognition such as Clark and Chalmers' (1998) "active externalism" lead to an explosion of knowledge that is caused by online resources such as Wikipedia and Google. I argue that externalist accounts of cognition imply that subjects who integrate mobile Internet access in their cognitive routines have millions of standing beliefs on unexpected issues such as the birth dates of Moroccan politicians or the geographical coordinates of villages in southern Indonesia. Although many externalists propose criteria for the bounds of cognition that are designed to avoid this explosion of knowledge, I argue that these criteria are flawed and that active externalism has to accept that information resources such as Wikipedia and Google constitute extended cognitive processes.e constitute extended cognitive processes.
Abstractsub The aim of this article is to show that exThe aim of this article is to show that externalist accounts of cognition such as Clark and Chalmers' (1998) "active externalism" lead to an explosion of knowledge that is caused by online resources such as Wikipedia and Google. I argue that externalist accounts of cognition imply that subjects who integrate mobile Internet access in their cognitive routines have millions of standing beliefs on unexpected issues such as the birth dates of Moroccan politicians or the geographical coordinates of villages in southern Indonesia. Although many externalists propose criteria for the bounds of cognition that are designed to avoid this explosion of knowledge, I argue that these criteria are flawed and that active externalism has to accept that information resources such as Wikipedia and Google constitute extended cognitive processes.e constitute extended cognitive processes.
Bibtextype misc  +
Doi 10.1080/09515089.2013.867319  +
Has author Ludwig D. +
Has keyword Active Externalism + , Andy Clark + , Cognitive Bloat + , Cognitive Extension + , Cognitive Niche Construction + , Digital Media + , Dispositional Beliefs + , Extended Mind + , Internet + , Wikipedia +
Issn 9515089  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in Philosophical Psychology +
Title Extended cognition and the explosion of knowledge +
Type magazine article  +
Year 2014 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 19:06:35  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 19:06:35  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2014  +
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