Extended epistemology

J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos, Duncan Pritchard

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One of the most important research programs in contemporary cognitive science is that of extended cognition. In this area of study, features of a subject’s cognitive environment can, in certain conditions, become constituent parts of the cognitive process itself. The aim of this volume is to explore the epistemological ramifications of this idea. The book brings together papers written by a range of distinguished and emerging academics, from a variety of different perspectives, to investigate the very idea of an extended epistemology. The first part of the volume explores foundational issues with regard to an extended epistemology as well as from a critical perspective. The second part of the volume examines the applications of this idea, and the new theoretical directions that it might take us. These include the relevance of Chinese philosophy, the ethical ramifications of extended epistemology, and its import to the epistemology of education, moral ethics, and emerging digital technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
Number of pages384
ISBN (Electronic)9780198769811
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2018


  • Chinese philosophy
  • Contemporary cognitive science
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Epistemology
  • Extended cognition
  • Moral ethics


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