more from A Clark / D Chalmers

Single Idea 19742

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 6. Anti-Individualism]

Full Idea

Many identify the cognitive with the conscious, and it seems far from plausible that consciousness extends outside the head in these cases. But not every cognitive process, at least on standard usage, is a conscious process.

Gist of Idea

Consciousness may not extend beyond the head, but cognition need not be conscious


A Clark / D Chalmers (The Extended Mind [1998], 3)

Book Reference

-: 'Analysis' [-], p.3

A Reaction

This gives you two sorts of externalism about mind to consider. No, three, if you say there is extended conceptual content, then extended cognition processes, then extended consciousness. Depends what you mean by 'consciousness'.