Philosophical Psychology 28 (8):1157-1176 (2015)

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Giovanna Colombetti
University of Exeter
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In this paper we adopt Sterelny's framework of the scaffolded mind, and his related dimensional approach, to highlight the many ways in which human affectivity is environmentally supported. After discussing the relationship between the scaffolded-mind view and related frameworks, such as the extended-mind view, we illustrate the many ways in which our affective states are environmentally supported by items of material culture, other people, and their interplay. To do so, we draw on empirical evidence from various disciplines, and develop phenomenological considerations to distinguish different ways in which we experience the world affectively.
Keywords Affectivity  Extended Mind  Incorporation  Niche Construction  Scaffolded Mind
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DOI 10.1080/09515089.2014.976334
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