Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 579-603

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The value of cognitivism in thinking about extended cognition

  • Frederick AdamsAffiliated withDepartment of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Delaware
  • , Kenneth AizawaAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, Centenary College of Louisiana Email author 

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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