Analysis 58 (1):7-19 (1998)

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David Chalmers
New York University
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Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? The question invites two standard replies. Some accept the demarcations of skin and skull, and say that what is outside the body is outside the mind. Others are impressed by arguments suggesting that the meaning of our words "just ain't in the head", and hold that this externalism about meaning carries over into an externalism about mind. We propose to pursue a third position. We advocate a very different sort of externalism: an _active externalism_, based on the active role of the environment in driving cognitive processes
Keywords Extended mind  Extended cognition  Active externalism
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DOI 10.1093/analys/58.1.7
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