Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 579–603

The value of cognitivism in thinking about extended cognition


  • Frederick Adams
    • Department of Linguistics and Cognitive ScienceUniversity of Delaware
    • Department of PhilosophyCentenary College of Louisiana

DOI: 10.1007/s11097-010-9184-9

Cite this article as:
Adams, F. & Aizawa, K. Phenom Cogn Sci (2010) 9: 579. doi:10.1007/s11097-010-9184-9


This paper will defend the cognitivist view of cognition against recent challenges from Andy Clark and Richard Menary. It will also indicate the important theoretical role that cognitivism plays in understanding some of the core issues surrounding the hypothesis of extended cognition.


Cognitivism Extended cognition Coupling-constitution fallacy Non-derived content Mental representation

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