16 March 2010

New publication: Review. Can the Mind be Extended? And How?

Can the Mind Be Extended? And How?
Lucas Bietti
Macquarie Univerisity
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Upshot • The “Extended Mind Thesis” claims that cognitive processes are situated, embodied and goal-oriented actions that unfold in real world interactions with the immediate environment, cultural tools and other persons. The body and the “outside” world, undoubtedly, have a crucial influence, driving human beings’ cognitive processes.

In his book, Andy Clark goes slightly further by claiming that the mind is often extended into the body and the world.

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