Is having your computer compromised a personal assault? The ethics of extended cognition

Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2 (4):542-560 (2016)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Philosophy of mind and cognitive science have recently become increasingly receptive to the hypothesis of extended cognition, according to which external artifacts such as our laptops and smartphones can—under appropriate circumstances—feature as material realizers of a person's cognitive processes. We argue that, to the extent that the hypothesis of extended cognition is correct, our legal and ethical theorizing and practice must be updated by broadening our conception of personal assault so as to include intentional harm toward gadgets that have been appropriately integrated. We next situate the theoretical case for extended personal assault within the context of some recent ethical and legal cases and close with critical discussion.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,764

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Overextended cognition.Shannon Spaulding - 2012 - Philosophical Psychology 25 (4):469 - 490.
Cognition and behavior.Ken Aizawa - 2017 - Synthese 194 (11):4269-4288.
New humans? Ethics, trust, and the extended mind.J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark & S. Orestis Palermos - 2018 - In Joseph Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. O. Palermos & Duncan Pritchard (eds.), Extended Epistemology. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. pp. 331-351.
Extended cognition and the metaphysics of mind.Zoe Drayson - 2010 - Cognitive Systems Research 11 (4):367-377.
Outsourced cognition.Mikkel Gerken - 2014 - Philosophical Issues 24 (1):127-158.
Extended emotion.J. Adam Carter, Emma C. Gordon & S. Orestis Palermos - 2016 - Philosophical Psychology 29 (2):198-217.
Extended Mind and Identity.Robert A. Wilson & Bartlomiej A. Lenart - 2014 - In Jens Clausen & Neil Levy (eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics. Springer. pp. 423-439.
Extended mind and cognitive enhancement: Moral aspects of cognitive artifacts.Richard Heersmink - 2017 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 16 (1):17-32.

Analytics

Added to PP
2017-01-09

Downloads
121 (#135,595)

6 months
18 (#103,894)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

S. Orestis Palermos
Cardiff University
James Carter
Oxford University