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Extended Mind: Special Section in TEOREMA

Here is a bunch of extended mind papers in the Spring issue of Teorema.

Klein reviews Rupert

At last Colin Klein’s terrific critical notice of Rob Rupert’s fine-grained critique Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind is now available in the latest issue of The Journal of Mind and Behavior.

Extended Mind – Bumper Issue

Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences has published a bumper themed issue devoted to EM as well as other related theses, now collectively known as 4E. There is a “whose who” of contributors including the old firm Adams and Aizawa, Barnier, Sutton, Menary, Sterelny, Harris and others. This promises to be a super “must read” collection. Congrats…

Spreading the Joy? Why the Machinery of Consciousness is (Probably) Still in the Head

Check out this recent(ish) paper by Andy Clark in Mind Vol. 118 . 472 . October 2009 Is consciousness all in the head, or might the minimal physical substrate for some forms of conscious experience include the goings on in the (rest of the) body and the world? Such a view might be dubbed (by analogy with…

Noë: Does Thinking Happen In The Brain?

Speaking of Andy Clark and Alva Noë in the previous posting, here is Noë writing for NPR set to continue in another installment.

Swarm Intelligence – free downloads

The publisher of the relatively new journal Swarm Intelligence has made all content freely accessible. I’m not sure how long this offer is good for but it’s an opportunity to sample some of the best work being done in this field. Of course, the editorial board is a “Whose Who” of swarm theorists.

Knowledge Wants to be Free: From Hayek to the Hacker

My talk “Knowledge Wants to be Free: From Hayek to the Hacker” for the 2010 Wirth Conference at Simon Fraser University October 15 & 16, 2010 on “Austrian Views on Experts & Epistemic Monopolies.”  I think the talk went down OK. Good to see some old friends and make new friends. Thanks to Wirth for sponsoring the…