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Clark's (philosophy, Edinburgh Univ., Scotland; Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence) title and subtitle are indicative of where his thinking is positioned concerning the philosophy of mind. The traditional view in this area, from the philosophical ancients forward, is that thinking happens only in, or is encapsulated in, our heads. But Clark argues that our minds are not merely embodied but become cognitively extended-hence "supersized"-by interaction in the material world. To fill out this version of the philosophy of mind, Clark looks at recent research in linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, robotics, computerization, and more. This is not any easy book; it offers original thinking in the philosophy of mind, and it is highly recommended for academic collections in that subject.
—Leon H. Brody