Plastic People and Distributed Cognitive Agency: Contribution or Compromise?
Mads J. Dengsø & Michael D. Kirchhoff
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Open peer commentary on the article “A Moving Boundary, a Plastic Core: A Contribution to the Third Wave of Extended-Mind Research” by Timotej Prosen. Abstract: We explore both some novel claims made by Prosen’s account of plastic cores and some overlaps between his and other accounts of third-wave extended mind. In the first instance we discuss whether the Markov blanket formalism should be regarded as incompatible with a third-wave extended view. Secondly, we discuss whether Prosen’s proposal of a plastic core quite meets the radical departure of the third wave from organism-centeredness - or whether Prosen’s contribution might be more aptly considered as a compromise between second- and third-wave extended mind.
Dengsø M. J. & Kirchhoff M. D. (2022) Plastic people and distributed cognitive agency: Contribution or compromise? Constructivist Foundations 17(3): 241–243. https://constructivist.info/17/3/241
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