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    Is mind extended or scaffolded? Ruminations on Sterelney’s extended stomach
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 14 (3): 629-650. 2013.
    In his paper, in this journal, Sterelney claims that cases of extended mind are limiting cases of environmental scaffolding and that a niche construction model is a more helpful, general framework for understanding human action. He further claims that extended mind cases fit into a corner of a 3D space of environmental scaffolds of cognitive competence. He identifies three dimensions which determine where a resource fits into this space and suggests that extended mind models seem plausible when …Read more
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    Contingent transcranialists claim that the physical mechanisms of mind are not exclusively intracranial and that genuine cognitive systems can extend into cognizers' physical and socio-cultural environments. They further claim that extended cognitive systems must include the deep functional integration of external environmental resources with internal neural resources. They have found it difficult, however, to explicate the precise nature of such deep functional integration and provide compellin…Read more
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    Human emotionality: Ontogenesis, metaphysics and expression
    Dissertation, University of Queensland. 2012.
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    Role of Biology and Culture in Human Emotional Ontogenesis
    Emotion Review 4 (4): 423-431. 2012.
    n both the philosophy and psychology of emotion there is disagreement regarding the role of biology/genetics and culture/sociality in emotional development and experience. Using recent insights from developmental psychology and biology, and particularly recent developments in metaphysics of mind, I argue that distinctly human emotionality requires the complex interaction of both. Human neonates and caregivers are genetically preadapted to enable emotional ontogenesis in the context only of a com…Read more
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    Minding Baby
    The Philosophers' Magazine 75 62-66. 2016.