Cognitive systems and the supersized mind [Book Review]

Philosophical Studies 152 (3):427 - 436 (2011)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
In Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension (Clark, 2008), Andy Clark bolsters his case for the extended mind thesis and casts a critical eye on some related views for which he has less enthusiasm. To these ends, the book canvasses a wide range of empirical results concerning the subtle manner in which the human organism and its environment interact in the production of intelligent behavior. This fascinating research notwithstanding, Supersizing does little to assuage my skepticism about the hypotheses of extended cognition and extended mind. In particular, Supersizing fails to make the case for the extended view as a revolutionary thesis in the theoretical foundations of cognitive science.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
RUPCSA
Upload history
First archival date: 2015-11-21
Latest version: 2 (2019-01-07)
View other versions
Added to PP index
2010-04-12

Total views
871 ( #4,624 of 56,892 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
72 ( #9,583 of 56,892 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.