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Hurley, Susan, and . Varieties of Externalism

2010, in The Extended Mind, ed. Richard Menary, MIT Press. 101-153.

Abstract: Externalism comes in varieties. While the landscape isn’t tidy, I offer an organizing framework within which many of the forms it has taken (though perhaps not all) can be located. This taxonomy should be useful in itself. I’ll also use it to survey and compare arguments for different kinds of externalism, while probing related intuitions.

Comment: This paper offers a comprehensive taxonomy of types of externalism about mental states. It is very useful as an introduction to the positions in the debate between internalism and extended mind theory.