Distributed cognition covers a wide range of different approaches to the mind. It is a rapidly developing theoretical framework that currently encompasses a number of conflicting views. Finding a way to approach this framework may initially seem daunting. Accordingly, these seminars are intended to provide a helpful way in. Each seminar introduces current research on a major aspect of the distributed cognition framework. The merits of various approaches within the framework are discussed, as are outstanding challenges. We hope these seminars will be useful for researchers in thinking about how approaches to distributed cognition in philosophy and cognitive science could inform, and be informed by, historical and literary questions.
Each seminar includes a discussion thread. Please post questions, thoughts, concerns, and sketches of potential avenues of research. We encourage researchers to look at the ideas presented with a critical eye. We hope that the project will thus achieve its aim of being interdisciplinary in the best sense, with intellectual exchange in all directions.