The value of cognitivism in thinking about extended cognition

Frederick Adams, Kenneth Aizawa

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-603
Number of pages25
JournalPhenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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

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