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dc.contributor.authorToon, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-17T17:03:14Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.description.abstractRecent work in epistemology and philosophy of science has argued that understanding is an important cognitive state that philosophers should seek to analyse. This paper offers a new perspective on understanding by looking to work in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Understanding is normally taken to be inside the head. I argue that this view is mistaken. Often, understanding is a state that criss-crosses brain, body and world. To support this claim, I draw on extended cognition, a burgeoning framework in cognitive science that stresses the crucial role played by tools, material representations and the wider environment in our cognitive processes. I defend an extended view of understanding against likely objections and argue that it has important consequences for questions concerning the nature of understanding and its relationship to explanation.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationPublished online 27 February 2015
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11229-015-0702-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/16383
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherSpringeren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/journal/11229en_GB
dc.subjectUnderstandingen_GB
dc.subjectExplanationen_GB
dc.subjectSituated cognitionen_GB
dc.subjectExtended cognitionen_GB
dc.subjectExtended minden_GB
dc.titleWhere is the understanding?en_GB
dc.date.available2015-02-17T17:03:14Z
dc.identifier.issn0039-7857
dc.descriptiontypes: Articleen_GB
dc.identifier.journalSyntheseen_GB


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