Extended minds and prime mental conditions: probing the parallels

In Joseph Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, Spyridon Orestis Palermos & Duncan Pritchard (eds.), Extended Epistemology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 147-161 (2018)
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Two very different forms of externalism about mental states appear prima facie unrelated: Williamson’s (1995, 2000) claim that knowledge is a mental state, and Clark & Chalmers’ (1998) extended mind hypothesis. I demonstrate, however, that the two approaches justify their radically externalist by appealing to the same argument from explanatory generality. I argue that if one accepts either Williamson’s claims or Clark & Chalmers’ claims on considerations of explanatory generality then, ceteris paribus, one should accept the other. This conclusion has implications for philosophy of mind, epistemology, and cognitive science.
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The Extended Mind.Clark, Andy & Chalmers, David J.
Knowledge and Its Limits.Williamson, Timothy
Varieties of Externalism.Carter, J. Adam; Kallestrup, Jesper; Palermos, S. Orestis & Pritchard, Duncan

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