Defending extension theory: A response to Kiran and Verbeek

Richard Heersmink*

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In a recent publication in this journal, Asle Kiran and Peter-Paul Verbeek (hereafter K&V) argue that extension theory and the notion of trust it implies are flawed. In this commentary, I defend extension theory against their critique. I first briefly introduce extension theory, then reconstruct K&V's five arguments against extension theory and demonstrate that four of their five arguments are misplaced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalPhilosophy and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


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