Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Epistemology, emulators, and extended minds

Terry Dartnall a1
a1 Department of Computing and Information Technology, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland 4111, Australia


Grush's framework has epistemological implications and explains how it is possible to acquire offline empirical knowledge. It also complements the extended-mind thesis, which says that mind leaks into the world. Grush's framework suggests that the world leaks into the mind through the offline deployment of emulators that we usually deploy in our experience of the world.