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Andy Clark and His Critics$
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Matteo Colombo, Elizabeth Irvine, and Mog Stapleton

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190662813

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190662813.001.0001

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Matters of the Flesh

Matters of the Flesh

The Role(s) of Body in Cognition

(p.69) 6 Matters of the Flesh
Andy Clark and His Critics

Lawrence A. Shapiro

Oxford University Press

Andy Clark has defended a view of the body’s relationship to the mind that he calls the Larger Mechanism Story (LMS). At the same time, he has criticized an alternative account, the Special Contribution Story (SC). After first clarifying the commitments of these two stories, I argue that Clark’s favored LMS is of less psychological interest than SC, and that SC offers an interesting and viable research program.

Keywords:   body-specificity hypothesis, cognition, computationalism, embodied cognition, extended mind, functionalism, David Marr

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