Extending Trust: Coupled Systems, Trust and the Extended Mind.


In this paper, I attempt to to examine the concept of reliability in Extended Cognition, using frameworks and data from social and evolutionary psychology to examine two of the criteria: transparency and endorsement. Using this framework, I will argue that the seemingly contradictory experimental results in Extended Cognition research are the result of ignoring the differences between types of cognitive artefacts (active vs. passive) and the higher levels of trust required for active artefacts to be considered reliable as a result of our ascribing them agency.

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