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Cognitive Externalism: Old and New (Departmental Seminar)

Joining the Seminar face-to-face:
Limited seats for face-to-face seminar. Registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
Register by 17 February 2024: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13682844

Joining the Seminar online:
No registration is required.
Link: https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/98255870979
Meeting ID: 982 5587 0979

Tel: 3943 7135
Email: philosophy@cuhk.edu.hk


This paper argues that Descartes and Hume ought to be viewed as pioneers of cognitive externalism. However, externalism old or new faces some serious challenges. The second part of the paper enlists the empirical resources of recent works in psychology and neuroscience to argue for a thoroughly externalist view that meet the challenges. The view includes such claims as perceptual and fast thinking knowledge ought to be viewed separately from theoretical or slow thinking knowledge; the former falls into a Humean, the latter Cartesian, type externalism.

Delivered in English.
All are welcome.