Has Your Phone Replaced Your Brain?-Miranda Anderson

August 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
New Town Theatre
96 George St
Edinburgh EH2 3DH
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Miranda Anderson –Has Your Phone Replaced Your Brain?

What if your mind is not only ‘in’ your brain? How exactly would your mind extend across brain, body and beyond? Philosopher Dave Chalmers claims that if his iPhone were implanted in his head, it would just speed up processing; it is already part of his mind. Claims about ‘the extended mind’ have been around for a long time: for the Romans your iPhone equivalent was your slave. We are all out of our heads, argues Miranda Anderson (University of Stirling; The University of Edinburgh), and we always have been.