Friday, December 17, 2010

Ramsey's take on "The Notebook itself is not cognitive ..."

For example, Clark (along with Menary) criticizes Adams and Aizawa for confusedly thinking that the extended mind position entails that objects (like Otto's notebook) can be intrinsically cognitive, irrespective of whatever role they are playing. As Clark points out, no proponent of EMH thinks that; it is essential that the object be properly conjoined or integrated with a brain. Yet, in fact, this is an uncharitable interpretation of Adams and Aizawa, whose whole argument is designed to show that integration with a brain is not enough.
Go, Bill!

Pardon my self-indulgence as I enjoy having someone agree with me on EC for a change.

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