Axiomathes:1-15 (forthcoming)

Michael Madary
University of the Pacific
The first part of this article makes the case that human cognition is an intergenerational project enabled by the inheritance and bequeathal of cognitive technology. The final two sections of the article explore the normative significance of this claim. My case for the intergenerational claim draws results from multiple disciplines: philosophy, cultural evolutionary approaches in cognitive science, and developmental psychology and neuroscience. In Sect. 5, I propose that cognitive technology should be given to future generations in accordance with principles of pluralism and transparency. In the final main section of the article, Sect. 6, I apply these principles to topics such as the preservation of information, environmental offloading of cognition, and thinking itself.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10516-021-09580-5
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,163
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Translations of Technology and the Future of Engineering.Albrecht Fritzsche & Sascha Oks - 2018 - In Albrecht Fritzsche & Sascha Oks (eds.), The Future of Engineering. Springer Verlag.
Philosophy of Technology and Macro-Ethics in Engineering.Wha-Chul Son - 2008 - Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (3):405-415.
The Ethics of Intergenerational Relationships.Janna Thompson - 2017 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 47 (2-3):313-326.
An Historical Preface to Engineering Ethics.Michael Davis - 1995 - Science and Engineering Ethics 1 (1):33-48.
Intergenerational Justice: The Rights of Future People or the Duty of Fair Play.Makoto Usami - 2011 - Tokyo Institute of Technology Department of Social Engineering Discussion Paper (2011-05):1-19.
The Development of a Case-Based Course on Global Engineering Ethics in China.Rockwell F. Clancy - 2021 - International Journal of Ethics Education 6 (1):51-73.
The Non-Identity Problem, Collective Rights, and the Threshold Conception of Harm.Makoto Usami - 2011 - Tokyo Institute of Technology Department of Social Engineering Discussion Paper (2011-04):1-17.


Added to PP index

Total views
9 ( #950,976 of 2,507,062 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #209,781 of 2,507,062 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes