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The Bounds of Cognition

Once again I want to bring your attention to the superb Critical Notice by Justin Fisher in the latest issue of The Journal of Mind and Behavior on Adams’ and Aizawa’s The Bounds of Cognition.

Extended hype?

Galen Strawson, while thinking there is much to be said for non-Cartesianism, doesn’t think that the radical turn taken by the extended mind hypothesis, is fruitful nor indeed really all that new. Stay tuned for an excellent review by Chris Onof of Strawson’s Consciousness and Its Place in Nature: Does physicalism entail panpsychism? in The Journal…

Extended Mind Thesis Enters Mainstream

The Brain: How Google Is Making Us Smarter Humans are “natural-born cyborgs,” and the Internet is our giant “extended mind.” Science journalist Carl Zimmer writes about the extended mind thesis in the latest issue of Discover. Whatever one might think about the Clark-Chalmers argument, Zimmer offers a well-needed corrective to the recent rash of articles…

Extended Mind: An Introduction

If you’ve ever heard the term “extended mind” and thought it denoted some sort of hocus pocus, then this recording will set you straight. Zoe Drayson of Bristol University has recorded a superb overview of the notion and the ethical implications arising from it. Zoe’s motivation for coming to this multidisciplinary literature had resonance for…

Supersizing the Mind

Good news. Andy Clark’s eagerly awaited book Supersizing the Mind is now available. I notice that Clark and Chalmers’ “The Extended Mind” is reprinted here as well. Groovy Dali-esque cover!  (Now that I actually have the book in my hands, I see that it is a Dali painting). Something to look forward to will be…

The ‘Hard Problem’ – Consciousness, Experience, and Mind

This past Monday I presented a talk to the Advanced Seminar Program at the Chicago-based Zygon Center for Religion and Science and editorial home of the journal Zygon: Journal of Science & Religion. My host was Zygon’s editor Phil Hefner. The theme of this year’s seminar was The ‘Hard Problem’ – Consciousness, Experience, and Mind – my talk dealt…

Supersizing the Mind

I read on Dave Chalmers’ weblog that he’s written the preface to Andy Clark’s forthcoming Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension. It’s very exciting news that a) there is a new book by Clark, perhaps the best stylist around and that b) Chalmers (and Clark) have returned to considering their thesis of active externalism ten years after…

Bounds of Cognition II

Press release cum interview for The Bounds of Cognition, a book I have already heartily recommended. I’m pleased to say that the authors are contributing to a themed issue of the Journal of Mind and Behavior on the “extended mind” that I’m editing.