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Feeling Extended: Sociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind

Douglas Robinson

Abstract

The Extended Mind Thesis (EMT) offers the attractive notion that we are not isolated minds moving through an alien world of material objects—we are connected. We don’t just think about that world; we think with it. Feeling Extended accepts all that, but raises a delicate issue: the debate over the EMT tends to revolve around whether mind really (literally, actually, materially) extends to body and world or only seems to, and the notion of an immaterial functionality like mind materially extending would appear to be a philosophical (not to mention scientific) deadend. Douglas Robinson argues th ... More

Keywords: Extended Mind Thesis, Qualia, Affect, Conation, Empathy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019477
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019477.001.0001

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Douglas Robinson, author

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