Professor Matthew Crippen and co-author Jay Schulkin present Mind Ecologies: Body, Brain, and World.
Mind Ecologies offers a lively and informative history of Pragmatist thought, revealing how it both anticipated current work in philosophy and the sciences of the mind, and how it can be applied to great effect. Crippen and Schulkin make a convincing case that we are 'living ecologies'—integrated, interdependent systems—not detached, isolated intellects.Louise Barrett, author of Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds
Mind Ecologies is wide-ranging and timely both as a contribution to today's philosophy of cognitive science and as a reminder of historical antecedents. This work will amplify and improve upon recent attempts to show that pragmatism and phenomenological philosophy are relevant to today’s sciences of the mind.Anthony Chemero, author of Radical Embodied Cognitive Science
This accessibly written book was long due. We finally have a clear and detailed overview of how pragmatism anticipated many key ideas of the field of 4E cognition. One theme that stands out as particularly interesting and refreshing is the pragmatists' emphasis on the affective-evaluative and aesthetic dimension of perception and cognition.
Giovanna Colombetti, author of The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind