Transductionally Bounded Hierarchical Systems


Using a hierarchical-systems analysis, this paper supports the orthodox view of the mind. We claim that the orthodox mind – bounded by brains or bodies – is organized into various system levels, each of which is emergent from the dynamics of level below it. We see the extended mind hypothesis as borrowing terms from a high-level system of the orthodox mind and applying it to interactions between high levels of separate hierarchical systems, without providing any lower levels on which to ground it.

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