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The Extended Mind

Richard Menary


Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? In their famous 1998 paper “The Extended Mind,” philosophers Andy Clark and David J. Chalmers posed this question and answered it provocatively: cognitive processes “ain’t all in the head.” The environment has an active role in driving cognition; cognition is sometimes made up of neural, bodily, and environmental processes. Clark and Chalmers’ argument excited a vigorous debate among philosophers, both supporters and detractors. This book brings together the best responses to Clark and Chalmers’s bold proposal. These responses, together ... More

Keywords: cognitive processes, environment, cognition, environmental processes, Clark and Chalmers, extended mind, Memento, amnesia, tattoos, cognitive activity

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014038
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014038.001.0001


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Richard Menary, editor

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