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The New Science of the Mind: From Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology

Mark Rowlands


There is a new way of thinking about the mind that does not locate mental processes exclusively “in the head.” Some think that this expanded conception of the mind will be the basis of a new science of the mind. This book investigates the conceptual foundations of this new science of the mind. The new way of thinking about the mind emphasizes the ways in which mental processes are embodied (made up partly of extraneural bodily structures and processes), embedded (designed to function in tandem with the environment), enacted (constituted in part by action), and extended (located in the environm ... More

Keywords: mental processes, extraneural bodily structures, environment, phenomenology, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, extended mind, embedded mind, enacted mind

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014557
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014557.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Rowlands, author