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Knowing Other Minds

Many of us have spent a considerable amount of 2020 working and teaching in a much more solitary environment than we’re used to. Rather than conversing with one another in person, we are instead spending hours and hours staring at … Continue reading

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The Implicit Mind: Cognitive Architecture, the Self, and Ethics

The past decade has seen growing philosophical interest in implicit bias: that is (roughly), in biases against members of historically disadvantaged groups that people often appear to have but which they may disavow and struggle to control. Through a series … Continue reading

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Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind

Enactivism is one of the central themes in current philosophy of cognitive science, and Shaun Gallagher is among the leading proponents of the approach. These reasons alone would be sufficient for this book to qualify as required reading for anyone … Continue reading

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Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about Mind and Artificial Intelligence

Human emotional and affective life is so rich, naturally expressive and circumstantially variegated, that any attempt to philosophically theorize about it may appear, at first thought, ridiculous. The phenomena may seem to resist distinctively philosophical analysis. But philosophers on emotion, … Continue reading

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Vygotsky and the Social Formation of Mind

Book. In a book of intellectual breadth, James Wertsch not only offers a synthesis and critique of all Vygotsky’s major ideas but also presents a program for using Vygotskian theory as a guide to contemporary research in the social sciences … Continue reading

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Voices of the Mind: A Sociocultural Approach to Mediated Action

In Voices of the Mind, James Wertsch outlines an approach to mental functioning that stresses its inherent cultural, historical, and institutional context. A critical aspect of this approach is the cultural tools or “mediational means” that shape both social and … Continue reading

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New Technology and Habits of Mind

The centrality of technology in human life has manifested itself throughout history in all cultures and civilizations. This paper examines the role of new technology in restructuring processes of thinking and knowing, and its impact on social practices of knowledge … Continue reading

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Mind, Culture, and Activity

This volume brings together articles from The Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition. The selected articles are important benchmarks in the recent history of research and theory on the cultural and contextual foundations of human development. The … Continue reading

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Extended life

This paper  reformulates some of  the questions  raised by extended mind theorists  from an enactive, life/mind continuity perspective. Because of its reliance on concepts such as autopoiesis, the enactive approach has  been  deemed  internalist  and  thus  incompatible  with  the  extended … Continue reading

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The extended mind

Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? The question invites two standard replies. Some accept the boundaries of skin and skull, and say that what is outside the body is outside the mind. Others are … Continue reading

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