A Review of “Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension” [Book Review]

World Futures 66 (7):525-529 (2010)
Seth Miller
California Institute of Integral Studies
This essay critically reviews Andy Clark’s new book Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension, in which he argues that there are circumstances in which the mind, properly considered, is found to supervene on not only the brain, but the body and the external environment as well. This review summarizes Clark’s major contributions to this viewpoint for the general reader, then raises a few critical points that help to contextualize Clark’s claims, aims, and methods, while highlighting the book’s strengths and weaknesses.
Keywords embodiment  action  cognitive extension  review
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DOI 10.1080/02604020903423592
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