Introduction: (Not) Like a Rock 1. Meat Machines: Mindware as Software 2. Symbol Systems 3. Patterns, Contents, and Causes 4. Connectionism 5. Perception, Action, and the Brain 6. Robots and Artificial Life 7. Dynamics 8. Cognitive Technology: Beyond the Naked Brain 9. Extended Minds? 10. Enacting Perceptual Experience 11. Prediction Machines 12. (Not Really a) Conclusion Appendix I. Some Backdrop: Dualism, Behaviorism, and Beyond Appendix II . Consciousness and the Meta-Hard Problem
Andy Clark is Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of six books including Supersizing the Mind (2008) and Natural-Born Cyborgs (2004), both published by Oxford University Press.
"The first edition of Mindware was so clear and engagingly written that it immediately became the go-to textbook for the philosophy of cognitive science. It was also so far out on the cutting edge that it has remained relevant for more than a decade. This updated and significantly expanded second edition is a major upgrade. With it, Andy Clark has improved on what already was the best introduction to the discipline and, no doubt, mapped out the debates of the next decade."--Anthony Chemero, University of Cincinnati "As an introduction to the field, Mindware has no equal. It's one thing to transport traditional philosophical discussions into the realm of empirical research; it's another thing to do so in a way that students find accessible and engaging. This is a lively and assured guide, and Clark is an excellent tour guide."--Scott M. James, University of North Carolina Wilmington