Volume 5 · Number 2 · Pages 97-99
Can the Mind Be Extended? And How? Review of “Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action and Cognitive Extension” by Andy Clark. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008.

Lucas Manuel Bietti

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Upshot: The “Extended Mind Thesis” claims that cognitive processes are situated, embodied and goal-oriented actions that unfold in real world interactions with the immediate environment, cultural tools and other persons. The body and the “outside” world, undoubtedly, have a crucial influence, driving human beings’ cognitive processes. In his book, Andy Clark goes slightly further by claiming that the mind is often extended into the body and the world.


Bietti L. M. (2010) Can the mind be extended? And how? Review of “supersizing the mind: Embodiment, action and cognitive extension” by andy clark. Oxford university press, oxford, 2008.. Constructivist Foundations 5(2): 97-99. http://constructivist.info/5/2/097

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