In my doctoral project, entitled “Thinking with things,” I developed an embodied, enactive account of mind–technology interaction that takes the reciprocal influence of artefacts on minds seriously. To do so, I draw on phenomenology, virtue ethics, and research on virtual reality and robotics. The account I put forward engages with and provides an alternative for extended functionalist theories of mind and technology, which currently dominate philosophy of mind and cognition. A short video on part of my research can be viewed on the present page.

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