Philosophy and psychology related to the hypothesis of extended cognition
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sutton: The Mind is not External to the Brain
It rather surprised me when Sutton says this, then proceeds to say that the mind does its best when it is hooked up with external resources. But, I agree that the mind is not external to the brain and that there is a perfectly good sense in which the mind performs better when using external resources. (That's what's so great about using tools.) And I even think it's plausible that humans evolved to be apt tool users and tool adopters. But, that's not HEC.