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  1. Derek Browne (2009). The Bounds of Cognition • by Frederick Adams and Kenneth Aizawa. Analysis 69 (2):385-386.
    Tools and technologies expand our capacities, including our cognitive capacities. Microscopes extend our perceptual capacities. Notebooks extend the natural limits of memory. These facts are important, for all that they are obvious. The extended cognition hypothesis wants more. Some external devices and processes are literal parts of cognitive processes themselves. When there is fast and reliable access to external data or processes , then the cognitive processes that occur uncontroversially inside the brain literally and controversially extend out into the world (...)
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  2. Derek Browne (2005). Review of Murray Clarke's, Reconstructing Reason and Representation. [REVIEW] Psyche 11.
    Consciousness has been defined as that annoying period between naps, and this grumpy definition may not be wholly facetious, if Michael Tye’s latest book is right. Tye’s main goal here is to develop a theory of the phenomenal unity of experience at a time, and its diachronic analog, the moment-to-moment continuity of one’s experiential stream from the time one wakes up to the time consciousness lapses.
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  3. Derek Browne (2005). Book Review the Evolution of Cognition. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 72 (3):489-491.
  4. Derek Browne (2004). Do Dolphins Know Their Own Minds? Biology and Philosophy 19 (4):633-53.
    Knowledge of one's own states of mind is one of the varieties of self-knowledge. Do any nonhuman animals have the capacity for this variety of self-knowledge? The question is open to empirical inquiry, which is most often conducted with primate subjects. Research with a bottlenose dolphin gives some evidence for the capacity in a nonprimate taxon. I describe the research and evaluate the metacognitive interpretation of the dolphin's behaviour. The research exhibits some of the difficulties attached to the task of (...)
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  5. Derek Browne (2003). Some Sceptical Thoughts About Metacognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (3):340-341.
    Metacognitive knowledge of one's own cognitive states is not as useful as is often thought. Differences between cognitive states often come down to differences in their intentional contents. For that reason, differences in behaviour are often explained by differences just in contents of first-order states. Uncertainty need not be a metacognitive condition. First-order interpretations of the target experiments are available.
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  6. Derek Browne (2002). Troubles with Exaptationism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (4):510-511.
    There are two kinds of useful traits: adaptations, and all the others. Exaptations are just all the others. Exaptations are not for anything. Because there is such diversity in all the others, exaptation is not an explanatory concept. Its only real use is to block adaptationist excesses.
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  7. Derek Browne (1999). Carruthers on the Deficits of Animals. Psyche 5 (23).
    The simple version of the HOT theory of consciousness is easily refuted. Carruthers escapes this refutation because he is actually a closet introspectionist. I agree with Carruthers that the subjective properties of experience are constituted from discriminatory and other cognitive responses, but I disagree that conceptual uptake into a language of thought is the form of uptake that is necessary. Carruthers' neocartesian argument for a divide between 'man and brute' should be rejected.
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  8. Derek Browne (1997). Putting Knowledge to Work. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (2):353-354.
    Representational redescription (Karmiloff-Smith 1994a; 1994) translates implicit, procedural knowledge into explicit, declarative knowledge. Explicit knowledge is an enabling condition of cognitive flexibility. The articulation and inferential integration of knowledge are important in explaining flexibility. There is an interesting connection to the availability of knowledge for verbal report, but no clear explanatory work is done by the idea of knowledge that is available to consciousness.
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  9. Derek Browne (1997). Placing Qualia in the Head Review of Locating Consciousness by Valerie Gray Hardcastle. [REVIEW] Psyche 3.
     
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  10. Derek Browne (1997). Two Conceptions of Access-Consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):147-147.
    Block's (1995) cognitive conception of consciousness might be introduced in the service of two different projects. In one, the explanatory gap between science and folklore remains. In the other, a reductive claim is advanced, but the intuitive idea of consciousness is abandoned.
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  11. Derek Browne (1996). Cognitive Versatility. Minds and Machines 6 (4):507-23.
    Jerry Fodor divides the mind into peripheral, domain-specific modules and a domaingeneral faculty of central cognition. John Tooby and Lisa Cosmides argue instead that the mind is modular all the way through; cognition consists of a multitude of domain-specific processes. But human thought has a flexible, innovative character that contrasts with the inflexible, stereotyped performances of modular systems. My goal is to discover how minds that are constructed on modular principles might come to exhibit cognitive versatility.Cognitive versatility is exhibited in (...)
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  12. Derek Browne & A. T. Tymieniecka (1995). Mini-Conference on Evolution and the Mind, May 1995. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (1).
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  13. Derek Browne (1990). Ethics Without Morality. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 68 (4):395 – 412.
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  14. Derek Browne (1989). Platonic Writings/Platonic Readings (Review). Philosophy and Literature 13 (2):405-406.
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  15. Derek Browne (1988). K. Campbell: "A Stoic Philosophy of Life". [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66:420.
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  16. Derek Browne (1988). Dialogue and Discovery: A Study in Socratic Method (Review). Philosophy and Literature 12 (2):302-303.
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  17. Derek Browne (1988). Plato's Socratic Conversations: Drama and Dialectic in Three Dialogues (Review). Philosophy and Literature 12 (1):149-151.
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  18. Derek Browne (1978). Nonegalitarian Justice. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 56 (1):48 – 60.
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