UC Merced Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society Title Transductionally Bounded Hierarchical Systems Publication Date Transductionally Bounded Hierarchical Systems

Sterling Somers, Francis Jeanson, Sterling Somers, Francis Jeanson
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.