Extended Vision

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  • Vision constitutes an interesting domain, or range of domains, for debate over the extended mind thesis: the idea that minds extend physically beyond the boundaries of the body. In part this is because vision (and visual experience more particularly) are sometimes presented as a kind of line in the sand for what we might call externalist creep about the mind: once all reasonable concessions have been made to externalists about the mind, visual experience marks a line beyond which lies a safe haven for individualists. This chapter puts a little more pressure on such a view of visual experience, and offers a more constructive, positive argument in defence of the idea of extended vision.

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    • Wilson, R.A. (2010). Extended Vision. In N. Gangopadhyay, M. Madary, & F. Spicer (Eds.), Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems (pp. 277-290). New York: Oxford University Press.
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