RUPERT, R. D.,
Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind.
Oxford University Press, 2009. 288p. Hardback. Series: Philosophy of Mind. There's much to be admired in this book, and not much left to be desired. Without sacrificing philosophical rigor or attention to empirical details, Rupert repeatedly brings empirical findings under philosophical scrutiny. From start to finish, he spots enthymematic arguments, and over and over again, he challenges both opponents of the embedded view and those who hold that the rules and representations approach to cognition is outdated and needs to be supplanted. Cogntive Systems demands the attention of everyone who is interested in the nature of cognition. I highly recommend this book. Minds and Machines (Publisher's information).