Minds and Machines 21 (4):481-495 (2011)

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Eric T. Olson
University of Sheffield
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The extended-mind thesis says that mental states can extend beyond one’s skin. Clark and Chalmers infer from this that the subjects of such states also extend beyond their skin: the extended-self thesis. The paper asks what exactly the extended-self thesis says, whether it really does follow from the extended-mind thesis, and what it would mean if it were true. It concludes that the extended-self thesis is unattractive, and does not follow from the extended mind unless thinking beings are literally bundles of mental states
Keywords extended self  extended mind  metaphysics  personal identity  dualism
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