Epistemic Complementarity: Steps to a Second Wave Extended Epistemology

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In this paper, I propose a new framework for extended epistemology, based on a second-wave approach to extended cognition. The framework is inclusive, in that it takes into account the complex interplay between the diverse embodiments of extended knowers and the salient properties of technological artifacts, as well as the environment in which they are embedded. Thus it both emphasizes and exploits the complementary roles played by these different elements. Finally, I motivate and explain this framework by applying it to a case of interaction with contemporary technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Mind-Technology Problem
Subtitle of host publicationInvestigating Minds, Selves and 21st Century Artefacts
EditorsRobert W. Clowes, Klaus Gärtner, Inês Hipólito
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-72644-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-72643-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Brain and Mind
ISSN (Print)1573-4536
ISSN (Electronic)2468-399X


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