Extended Knowledge Reading Group

The project focuses on cutting-edge research at the intersection of epistemology and philosophy of mind and cognitive science; an area of research with a fast-growing literature that is expanding towards several directions and covering a multitude of related topics.

To keep up to date with the literature as well as share opinions with as many of the people from the academic community in Edinburgh we created a reading group that is dedicated to the topic of ‘Extended Knowledge’ broadly construed. The reading group meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 15:30 to 17:00 at room 4.01 in DSB to discuss a paper that participants have previously voted for, preceded by a 10 minutes presentation by a volunteer.

Planned meetings:

  • Tuesday 22nd April, 2015: Toon, A. (forthcoming). “Where is Understanding?“, Syntehse, DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0702-8
  • Tuesday 24th March, 2015: Palermos, S. O. (manuscript). “Group Knowledge: Virtue Reliabilism, Distributed Cognition and Strong Epistemic Anti0Individualism”.
  • Tuesday 24th February, 2015: Lackey, J.  (2014). “A deflationary Account of Group Testimony.” In Essays in Collective Epistemology. Lackey, J (ed.). Oxford University Press.
  • Tuesday 10th February, 2015: Collins, S. & Lawford-Smith, H. (manuscript). Collectives’ and Individuals’ Obligations: A Parity Argument.
  • Tuesday 27th January, 2015: Richerson, P. & Henrich, J. (2012). “Tribal Social Instincts and the Cultural Evolution of Institutions to Solve Collective Action Problems”. Cliodynamics 3: 38–80.
  • Tuesday 9th December, 2014: Skorburg, G. & Alfano, M. (forthcoming). “The Embedded and Extended Character Hypotheses.” 
  • Tuesday 16th September 2014: Thagard, P. (1993). “Societies of Minds: Science as Distributed Computing“. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 49-67.
  • Tuesday 27th May 2014: Carter, A. & Pritchard, D. (forthcoming). “Extended Entitlement“. In Epistemic Entitlement, (eds.) P. Graham & N. Pedersen, (Oxford UP).
  • Tuesday 29th April 2014: Adams, F., Aizawa, K. (2001). ‘The bounds of cognition”. Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 14, No.1, 43-64. & Menary, R. (2006). ‘Attacking the Bounds of Cognition’, Philosophical Psychology. Vol. 19, No. 3, June 2006, pp. 329-344.
  • Tuesday 18th February 2014: Ludwig, D. (forthcoming). “Extended Cognition and the Explosion of Knowledge“. Philosophical Psychology.
  • Tuesday 4th February 2014: Palermos, S., O. (forthcoming). “Knowledge and Cognitive Integration“. Synthese. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-013-0383-02.
  • Tuesday 21st January 2014: Lackey, J. (forthcoming). “Group Knowledge Attributions“. In Jessica Brown and Mikkel Gerken (eds.), New Essays on Knowledge Ascriptions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Tuesday 17th December 2013: Goldman, A. (2004). “Group Knowledge Versus Group Rationality“, Episteme. Volume 1 / Issue 01 / June 2004, pp 11-22
  • Tuesday 3rd December 2013: Giere, R. (2004). “The Problem of Agency in Scientific Distributed Cognitive Systems“,  Journal of Cognition and Culture.
  • Tuesday 19th November 2013: Pritchard, D. (2010) ”Cognitive Ability and the Extended Cognition Thesis“, Synthese, 175: 133-151.

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