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Andy Clark and His Critics

Matteo Colombo, Elizabeth Irvine, and Mog Stapleton


Andy Clark is a leading philosopher and cognitive scientist. The fruits of his work have been diverse and lasting. They have had an extraordinary impact throughout philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and robotics. The extended mind hypothesis, the power of parallel distributed processing, the role of language in opening up novel paths for thinking, the flexible interface between biological minds and artificial technologies, the significance of representation in explanations of intelligent behaviour, the promise of the predictive processing framework to unify the cognitive sciences: these are ... More

Keywords: Andy Clark, extended mind, 4E cognition, action and perception, consciousness, technology, natural-born cyborgs, neural computing

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190662813
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662813.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matteo Colombo, editor
Tilburg University

Elizabeth Irvine, editor
Cardiff University

Mog Stapleton, editor
University of Edinburgh

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Matteo Colombo, Liz Irvine, and Mog Stapleton

Part 1 Extensions and Alterations

6 Matters of the Flesh

Lawrence A. Shapiro

7 Breaking the Waves

Michael Wheeler

Part 2 On Being a Cyborg

9 Building Inner Tools

Robert L. Goldstone

Part 3 Embodied, Extended, but Predictive Too?

12 The World Well Gained

Michael Anderson and Anthony Chemero

15 How Radical Is Predictive Processing?

Nico Orlandi and Geoff Lee

16 Ways of Mindmaking

Jesse Prinz

Replies to Critics

Andy Clark

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