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The Extended Mind$
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Richard Menary

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014038

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014038.001.0001

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Representation in Extended Cognitive Systems: Does the Scaffolding of Language Extend the Mind?

Representation in Extended Cognitive Systems: Does the Scaffolding of Language Extend the Mind?

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(p.324) (p.325) 14 Representation in Extended Cognitive Systems: Does the Scaffolding of Language Extend the Mind?
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The Extended Mind
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Robert D. Rupert

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014038.003.0014

This chapter presents a criticism of the “language-based inference,” an argument for the expansion of the mind that utilizes empirical observations about language and cognition. Cognitive science claims that the use of language, as a system of extraorganismic marks and sounds, creates minds that extend beyond the boundaries of the human organism. Certain occasions where such an extension might occur are examined in this chapter; however, although it is a possibility, no compelling case can be presented in its favor. If cognitive systems are to be understood in such a way that its location bears on the mind’s location, external parts of language cannot therefore be considered as becoming parts of that system.

Keywords:   language-based inference, expansion of the mind, empirical observations, language, cognition, cognitive science, cognitive systems

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