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Robert Clowes

 

 

Arglab Researcher, Coordinator of the Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Group.

Email: robert.clowes@gmail.com

See full CV here

 

Bio Note

Robert Clowes (Ph.D. University of Sussex, 2008) works as a researcher and invited auxiliary professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His current research investigates the implications o (4E) Embodied, Embedded, Extended and Enactive philosophy and cognitive science for our understanding of mind and how it is to be explained. Especially his work focuses on assessing and developing the claims about 4E cognitive science such that they clarify our understanding of the human mind, cognition and reasoning in their ecological context. A special current focus is upon developing analytical frameworks that to understand the cognitive, agentive and epistemic implications of the Internet.

Clowes directs the Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Group which is one of two sub-sections of the ArgLab dealing which specializes in investigating and of cognition, mind, reasoning in a 4E context.

His most important papers include Representation Redux (2016), The Cognitive Integration of E-Memory (2013) and the monograph Minds Online (2017).

In his spare time Clowes pursues his deeply interest in the theatre and, when time allows, acts in, directs and writes music for theatrical productions.

 

Academic Expertise and Research Interests

Clowes has published research on the philosophy of consciousness, inner speech, representation, memory, virtual reality, the cognitive role of  technology, cognitive ecology, the internet and human agency.

 

Publications

Journal Articles (last 5 years)

  • Clowes, R. W. (In Press). Immaterial Engagement: Human Agency within the Cognitive Ecology of the Internet. Phenomenology and Cognitive Science.
  • Clowes, R. W. (In Press). Screen Reading and the Creation of New Cognitive Ecologies. AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication.            
  • Smart, P. R., Clowes, R. W., & Heersmink, R. (2017). Minds Online: The Interface between Web Science, Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Mind. Foundations and Trends in Web Science, 6(1-2), 1-232.
  • Gärtner, K., & Clowes, R. W. (2017). Enactivism, Radical Enactivism and Predictive Processing: What is Radical in Cognitive Science? KAIROS, 18.
  • Clowes, R. W., & Mendonça, D. (2016). Representation Redux: Is there still a useful role for representation to play in the context of embodied, dynamicist and situated theories of mind? New Ideas in Psychology, Special Issue on Representation (Special Issue: Explaining Representation), 26-47.
  • Clowes, R. W. (2015). Thinking in the cloud: The Cognitive Incorporation of Cloud-Based Technology. Philosophy and Technology, 28, Issue 2,(2), 261-296.
  • Clowes, R. W. (2013). The Cognitive Integration of E-Memory. Review of Philosophy and Psychology (4), 107-133.
  • Clowes, R. W., & Chrisley, R. (2012). Virtualist Representation. International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 04(02), 503-522.
  • Chrisley, R., & Clowes, R. W. (2012). Guest Editors' Introduction. International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 04(02), 313-323.

 

Book Chapters (last five years)

  • Clowes, R. W. (2017). Extended Memory. In S. Bernecker & K. Michaelian (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Memory: Routledge.
  • Clowes, R. W. (In Press). The Ipseity Disturbance Theory of Schizophrenia and Predictive Processing. In I. Hipólito, J. Gonçalves, & J. G. Pereira (Eds.), Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining madness and social values. : Springer Mind Brain Studies.
  • Smart, P. R., Heersmink, R., & Clowes, R. W. (2017). The Cognitive Ecology of the The Internet. In S. J. Cowley & F. Vallée-Tourangeau (Eds.), Cognition Beyond the Brain, 2nd Edition (pp. 251-282): Springer.
  • Clowes, R. W. (2015). The Reality of the Virtual Self as Interface to the Social World. In J. Fonseca & J. Gonçalves (Eds.), Philosophical Perspectives on Self (pp. 221-276). Lisbon: Peter Lang.
  • Clowes, R. W. (2014). Faceache: WEB 2.0, Safety Culture, The End of Intimacy and the Implosion of Private Life. In F. Negro (Ed.), Público Privado, o deslizar de uma fronteira (pp. 279-298). Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Torrance, S., & Clowes, R. W. (2013). Machine Consciousness and Autonomous Agents. In B. Kaldis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Greece: Sage.

 

Edited Journal Special Issues and Conference Proceedings

  • Torrance, S., Clowes, R., & Chrisley, R. (Eds.). (2007). Machine Consciousness: Embodiment and Imagination, Special Issue of Journal of Consciousness Studies (Vol. 14, Number 7).
  • Clowes, R. W., Chrisley, R., & Torrance, S. (2006). Proceedings of the Symposium on Integrative Approaches to Machine Consciousness, AISB-06. Bristol: University of Bristol. (PDF)
  • Chrisley, R., Clowes, R. W., & Torrance, S. (2005). Next-generation approaches to machine consciousness. In R. Chrisley, R. W. Clowes & S. Torrance (Eds.), Proceedings of the AISB05 Symposium on Next Generation approaches to Machine Consciousness: Imagination, Development, Intersubjectivity, and Embodiment. (also available as Cognitive Science Research Paper 574

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Instituições

FCT
FCSH