The World Beyond Your Head or How to Survive Brain-Eating Distractions

This from the New York Times. Yet another player on the externalist bandwagon but at least he seems rather more distinctive given his background and interests.

Mr. Crawford skips quickly past smartphones and other devices to what he sees as the deeper problem: the Enlightenment notion of the autonomous self.

To make sense of it, he dug into far-flung research in phenomenology, moral philosophy, behavioral economics and cognitive science, including the growing literature of “the extended mind,” which holds that we use tools and other objects to extend our cognitive processes beyond the boundaries of our skulls, or even our own bodies.