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Of boundaries and metaphysical starting points: why the extended mind cannot be so lightly dismissed

Parthemore, Joel LU (2011) In Teorema 30(2). p.79-94
Abstract
The extended mind debate is, to large extent, a debate over where and how to locate the boundary between cognitive mind and non-cognitive world. Concepts of “internal” and “external”, taken from the domain of physical volumes, are metaphorical, at best, applied to entities like mind. Strongly held intuitions betray metaphysical starting points that prejudice the debate. If one does not accept these starting points, then the “just obvious” claims made by critics of extended mind are far less clear. The mind/world distinction is, ultimately, a conceptual one, and like most if not all conceptual distinctions, subject to shift over time.
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boundary, intuitions, realism, anti-realism, enactivism
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Teorema
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30
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2
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79 - 94
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KRK Ediciones
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0210-1602
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Centre for Cognitive Semiotics (CCS)
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English
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98f115d9-dd83-403c-b15b-9054c5370b06 (old id 1968436)
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  year         = {2011},
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