Empty and extended craving: an application of the extended mind thesis to the four noble truths

Contemporary Buddhism 12 (2):309-325 (2011)
According to Buddhism's four noble truths, (1) we find our lives filled with anguished suffering because (2) we habitually crave for life to be other than it is; and (3) this habit of craving will cease (4) only if we cultivate in our lives the Buddha's path of mental discipline, wisdom, and moral conduct. The aim of Buddhist practice is to cure craving. There is a model of the self that can be derived from the recent work of some philosophers in the field of cognitive science, Andy Clark in particular. His writings suggest a model of the self that is spread out or extended. I will argue that the model of the extended self offers contemporary insight for interpreting what craving is in the Buddhist sense and how to cure it.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/14639947.2011.610638
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,651
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
John M. Koller (2005). Asian Philosophies. Philosophy East and West 55 (4):624.

View all 6 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Eric T. Olson (2011). The Extended Self. Minds and Machines 21 (4):481-495.
Shannon Spaulding (2012). Overextended Cognition. Philosophical Psychology 25 (4):469 - 490.
Stephen Hetherington (2012). The Extended Knower. Philosophical Explorations 15 (2):207 - 218.
Terence Sullivan (2007). The Mind Ain't Just in the Head-Defending and Extending the Extended Mind. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 6:145-149.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

26 ( #182,920 of 1,902,709 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #329,673 of 1,902,709 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.