Volume 10 · Number 2 · Pages 271–273
Phenomenal Consciousness, Affectivity, and Conation: Where Extended Cognition Has Never Gone Before. Review of Feeling Extended: Sociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind by Douglas Robinson

Eric Imbeault & P. William Hughes

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Upshot: Douglas Robinson argues for a revision of the extended mind theory (EMT) that incorporates intersubjectivity and qualia. Robinson argues that “material extendedness” is less important than accounting for the subjective experience of what he terms “body-becoming-mind,” and that this experience, rather than mere computational equivalence between intra- and transcranial cognition, is the strongest argument in favour of the EMT.


Imbeault E. & Hughes P. W. (2015) Phenomenal consciousness, affectivity, and conation: Where extended cognition has never gone before. Review of feeling extended: Sociality as extended body-becoming-mind by douglas robinson. Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 271–273. http://constructivist.info/10/2/271

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