Maria Cristina Amoretti

Some Difficulties about the Individuation Criteria for Extended Mind and Consciousness

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Keywords: Coupling-constitution fallacy, extended consciousness, extended mind, family resemblances, mark of the cognitive.

The aim of this paper is to analyze some arguments against the coupling-constitution fallacy, one of the most common objection to the extended mind and the extended consciousness hypotheses. Along the way, I will try to emphasize two conflicting but essential requirements: on the one hand, many authors feel the need to identify an explicit criterion for recognizing what is really cognitive, conscious or mental; on the other hand, there is also the legitimate demand for establishing without any vicious circle where cognitive, conscious or mental states and processes are physically realized. As a conclusion, I will suggest that in order to bring together both the above constraints, it is necessary to 182

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