The extended mind

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The extended mind is the thesis that some mental-typically cognitive-processes are partly composed of operations performed by cognizing organisms on the world around them. The operations in question are ones of manipulation, transformation, or exploitation of environmental structures. And the structures in question are ones that carry information pertinent to the success or efficacy of the cognitive process in question. This essay examines the thesis of the extended mind and evaluates the arguments for and against it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-641
Number of pages14
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 4 2009


  • Environment
  • Extended mind
  • Functionalism
  • Markof the cognitive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Religious studies


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