EXTENDED COGNITION: FEEDBACK LOOPS
AND COUPLED SYSTEMS
|INDECS 15(4), 270-280, 2017
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Received: 14th December 2017.
The article explores two waves of active externalism. I first introduce the distinction between passive and active externalism and analyse a proposal of active externalism based on the principle of parity proposed by Clark and Chalmers. There are two main obstacles, causal-constitution fallacy and cognitive bloat, that threaten the extended cognition hypothesis. The second wave of discussions based on the complementarity principle deals with cognitive systems with feedback loops between internal and external elements and is a more radical departure from functionalism and traditional thinking about cognition. I conclude with some remarks on potential ethical considerations of extended cognition.
extended mind, extended cognition, principle of complementarity, coupled systems
APA: 2340, 2380, 2630