Kenneth Aizawa: Extended Cognition, Trust and Glue and Knowledge

Professor Kenneth Aizawa (Rutgers) speaks at the Extended Knowledge conference, University of Edinburgh, 22-24 April 2015.

Abstract: Some recent work in Extended Epistemology has looked not at the relationship between extended cognition per se and epistemology. Instead, it has examined the relationship between the version of extended cognition that relies on conditions of “trust and glue” and epistemology. This paper begins with this clarificatory point, then sounds a cautionary note. The cautionary note is a new argument for the view that the conditions of “trust and glue” commit a version of the infamous “coupling-constitution” fallacy.