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Extended Mind

ISBN-10: 0262014033

ISBN-13: 9780262014038

Edition: 2010

Authors: Richard Menary

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Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? In their famous 1998 paper "The Extended Mind," philosophers Andy Clark and David Chalmers posed this question and answered it provocatively: cognitive processes "ain't all in the head." The environment has an active role in driving cognition; cognition is sometimes made up of neural, bodily, and environmental processes. Their argument excited a vigorous debate among philosophers, both supporters and detractors. This volume brings together for the first time the best responses to Clark and Chalmers's bold proposal. These responses, together with the original paper by Clark and Chalmers, offer a valuable overview of the latest research on the extended mind thesis. The contributors first discuss (and answer) objections raised to Clark and Chalmers's thesis. Andy Clark himself responds to critics in an essay that uses the movie Memento'samnesia-aiding notes and tattoos to illustrate the workings of the extended mind. Contributors then consider the different directions in which the extended mind project might be taken, including the need for an approach that focuses on cognitive activity and practice. Contributors: Fred Adams, Ken Aizawa, David Chalmers, Andy Clark, Stephen Cowley, Susan Hurley, James Ladyman, Richard Menary, John Preston, Don Ross, Mark Rowlands, Rob Rupert, David Spurrett, John Sutton, Michael Wheeler, Rob Wilson Life and Mind series: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology A Bradford Book
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Book details

List price: $9.75
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 5/21/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 390
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Richard Menary is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wollongong. He is the author of Cognitive Integration and other books.

Introduction
The Extended Mind in Focus
The Extended Mind
Memento's Revenge
The Extended Mind, Extended
Defending the Bounds of Cognition
Coupling, Constitution, and the Cognitive Kind
A Reply to Adams and Aizawa
The Varieties of Externalism
The Alleged Coupling-Constitution Fallacy and the Mature Sciences
Meaning Making and the Mind of the Externalist
Exograms and Interdisciplinarity
History, the Extended Mind, and the Civilizing Process
Cognitive Integration and the Extended Mind
In Defense of Extended Functionalism
Consciousness, Broadly Construed
The Extended Infant
Utterance-Activity and Distributed Cognition
Representation in Extended Cognitive Systems
Does the Scaffolding of Language Extend the Mind?
The Extended Mind, the Concept of Belief, and Epistemic Credit
Contributors
Index