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Extended X: Recarving the Biological and Cognitive Joints of Nature

Mike Wheeler has put online some draft chapters dealing with extended mind from his forthcoming work. If you enjoyed Mike’s last book Reconstructing the Cognitive World: the Next Step as I did, then this new work promises much.

“Empiricalizing” Heidegger

Tony Chemero has kindly sent me these links to a paper he, Dobromir Dotov and Lin Nie have just had published. The first link is to the full paper entitled “A Demonstration of the Transition from Ready-to-Hand to Unready-to-Hand.” The second link is to a popularized version of the aforementioned paper entitled “Your Computer Really Is…

The Extended Mind and Religious Thought

Here is an uncorrected proof of my introduction to the mini symposium on The Extended Mind to appear in Zygon. Vol. 44, no. 3 (September 2009).

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…

A Smorgasbord of “Situated” Projects

There is an excellent collection of papers comprising the latest issue of Topoi (Volume 28, Number 1 / March, 2009). I assume that because of the introduction “Mind Embodied, Embedded, Enacted: One Church or Many?” this issue was pulled together by Julian Kiverstein and Andy Clark. They set up the issue by posing the following…

Clark’s reply to Fodor

This hot off the press. Jerry Fodor, you may recall, reviewed Andy Clark’s latest work Supersizing the Mind in the London Review of Books. In the latest issue, Clark uses the Letters section to respond. As this is a general link I paste in Clark’s letter below.   Letters Vol. 31 No. 6 · Cover…

The Individual in the Fragile Sciences: Sociality

I received a message from Rob Wilson one of the most talented and broad-ranging philosopher-scientists around. He was updating me on what he’s been up to of late. He brought two things to my attention. 1. Rob has begun drafting the third instalment to his trilogy which he’s entitled Blood is Thicker than Water, nicht wahr? Terra Socialis: The Individual…