Consciousness unbound

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This paper argues that consciousness can, and often does, extend beyond the confines of the skull and skin. Conscious acts can extend to the extent they are intentional. Intentionality is revealing activity, and revealing activity often (not always, not necessarily) straddles processes occurring both inside and outside the subject's body. What makes a conscious act extended is identical with what makes it intentional.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-51
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Consciousness Studies
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • Consciousness
  • Disclosure
  • Extended mind
  • Intentionality
  • Revealing activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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