Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 579–603 | Cite as

The value of cognitivism in thinking about extended cognition

Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

References

  1. Adams, F., & Aizawa, K. (1994). Fodorian Semantics. In T. Warfield & S. Stich (Eds.), Mental representation: A reader (pp. 223–242). Cambridge: Blackwell.Google Scholar
  2. Adams, F., & Aizawa, K. (2001). The bounds of cognition. Philosophical Psychology, 14, 43–64.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Adams, F., & Aizawa, K. (2008). The bounds of cognition. Malden: Blackwell.Google Scholar
  4. Adams, F., & Aizawa, K. (2009). Why the mind is still in the head. In P. Robbins & M. Aydede (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of situated cognition (pp. 78–95). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Adams, F., & Aizawa, K. (2010). Causal theories of mental content. Retrieved February 4, 2010, from Stanford University: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/content-causal/.
  6. Aizawa, K. (2010). The coupling-constitution fallacy revisited. Cognitive Systems Research, 11, 332–342.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Baddeley, A. (2000). Short-term and working memory. In E. Tulving & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Memory (pp. 77–92). New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  8. Block, N. (2005). Review of Alva Noë: Action in Perception. The Journal of Philosophy, 52, 259–272.Google Scholar
  9. Clark, A. (2001). Reasons, robots and the extended mind. Mind & Language, 16(2), 121–145.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Clark, A. (2005). Intrinsic content, active memory, and the extended mind. Analysis, 65, 1–11.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Clark, A. (2007). Curing cognitive hiccups: A defense of the extended mind. The Journal of Philosophy, 54, 163–192.Google Scholar
  12. Clark, A. (2008). Supersizing the mind: Embodiment, action, and cognitive extension. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  13. Clark, A. (2010). Coupling, constitution and the cognitive kind: A reply to Adams and Aizawa. In R. Menary (Ed.), The extended mind. Cambridge: MIT.Google Scholar
  14. Clark, A., & Chalmers, D. J. (1998). The extended mind. Analysis, 58(1), 7–19.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Fodor, J. (2009). Where is my mind? London Review of Books, 31, 13–15.Google Scholar
  16. Gibbs, R. W. (2001). Intentions as emergent products of social interactions. In B. F. Malle, L. J. Moses, & D. A. Baldwin (Eds.), Intentions and intentionality: Foundations of social cognition (pp. 105–122). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.Google Scholar
  17. Gomila, T., & Calvo, P. (2008). Directions for an embodied cognitive science: Toward an integrated approach. In P. Calvo & T. Gomila (Eds.), Handbook of cognitive science: An embodied approach (pp. 1–25). San Diego: Elsevier.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Haugeland, J. (1998). Mind embodied and embedded. In J. Haugeland (Ed.), Having thought (pp. 207–237). Cambridge: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  19. Hurley, S. (2010). Varieties of Externalism. In R. Menary (Ed.), The Extended Mind (pp. 101–153). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.Google Scholar
  20. Hutchins, E. (1995a). Cognition in the wild. Cambridge: MIT.Google Scholar
  21. Hutchins, E. (1995b). How a cockpit remembers its speeds. Cognitive Science, 19, 265–288.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Menary, R. (2006). Attacking the bounds of cognition. Philosophical Psychology, 19, 329–344.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Noë, A. (2004). Action in perception. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.Google Scholar
  24. Rockwell, T. (2005). Neither brain nor ghost. Cambridge: MIT.Google Scholar
  25. Rowlands, M. (1999). The body in mind. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Rowlands, M. (2009). Extended cognition and the mark of the cognitive. Philosophical Psychology, 22(1), 1–19.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Rupert, R. (2004). Challenges to the hypothesis of extended cognition. The Journal of Philosophy, 101, 389–428.Google Scholar
  28. Sutton, J. (2004). Representation, reduction, and interdisciplinarity in the sciences of memory. In H. Clapin, P. Staines, & P. Slezak (Eds.), Representation in mind: New approaches to mental representation (pp. 187–216). Amsterdam: Elsevier.Google Scholar
  29. Sutton, J. (2010). Exograms and interdisciplinarity: History, the extended mind, and the civilizing process. In R. Menary (Ed.), The extended mind. Cambridge: MIT.Google Scholar
  30. Thompson, E. (2007). Mind in life: Biology, phenomenology, and the sciences of mind. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  31. van Gelder, T. (1995). What might cognition be, if not computation? The Journal of Philosophy, 41, 345–381.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. van Gelder, T. (1998). The dynamical hypothesis in cognitive science. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21, 615–665.Google Scholar
  33. Wallace, B. (2007). Introduction to the mind, the body, and the world: psychology after cognitivism? (pp. 1–29). Exeter: Imprint Academic.Google Scholar
  34. Wilson, R. A. (2004). Boundaries of the mind: the individual in the fragile sciences: cognition. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Wilson, R. A., & Clark, A. (2009). How to situate cognition: Letting nature take its course. In M. Aydede & P. Robbins (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook on situated cognition (pp. 55–77). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Linguistics and Cognitive ScienceUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyCentenary College of LouisianaShreveportUSA

Personalised recommendations