Extended Epistemology, Hardback Book

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One of the most important research programmes in contemporary cognitive science is that of extended cognition, whereby 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 volume brings together a range of distinguished and emerging academics, from a variety of different perspectives, to investigate thevery idea of an extended epistemology.

The first part of the volume explores foundational issues with regard to an extended epistemology, including from a critical perspective.

The second part of the volume examines the applications of extended epistemology and the new theoretical directions that itmight take us.

These include its ethical ramifications, its import to the epistemology of education and emerging digital technologies, and how this idea might dovetail with certain themes in Chinese philosophy.

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