Friday, March 19, 2010

Does Cognitivism Beg the EC Question? I

Adams and I maintain that cognitive processes are a species of symbol manipulation in which the symbols bear non-derived content.  Does this beg the question against extended cognition?  No. To beg the question is to assume what you are trying to prove.  But, nothing in this version of cognitivism assumes that cognitive processes are brain-bound.  In principle, non-brain things might bear non-derived content.  In principle, a computer could manipulate symbols in the way that the brain does

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