From Embodied and Extended Mind to No Mind

  • Vincent C. Müller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7403)


The paper will discuss the extended mind thesis with a view to the notions of “agent” and of “mind”, while helping to clarify the relation between “embodiment” and the “extended mind”. I will suggest that the extended mind thesis constitutes a reductio ad absurdum of the notion of ‘mind’; the consequence of the extended mind debate should be to drop the notion of the mind altogether – rather than entering the discussion how extended it is.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent C. Müller
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    • 2
  1. 1.Anatolia College/ACTPylaiaGreece
  2. 2.Programme on the Impacts of Future TechnologyUniversity of OxfordUK

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