Minds online: The interface between web science, cognitive science and the philosophy of mind

Paul Smart, Robert Clowes, Richard Heersmink

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Abstract

Alongside existing research into the social, political and economic impacts of the Web, there is a need to study the Web from a cognitive and epistemic perspective. This is particularly so as new and emerging technologies alter the nature of our interactive engagements with the Web, transforming the extent to which our thoughts and actions are shaped by the online environment. Situated and ecological approaches to cognition are relevant to understanding the cognitive significance of the Web because of the emphasis they place on forces and factors that reside at the level of agent–world interactions. In particular, by adopting a situated or ecological approach to cognition, we are able to assess the significance of the Web from the perspective of research into embodied, extended, embedded, social and collective cognition. The results of this analysis help to reshape the interdisciplinary configuration of Web Science, expanding its theoretical and

Original languageEnglish
JournalFoundations and Trends in Web Science
Volume6
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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