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A review of The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind and Culture by Robert F. Logan. Looks like an interesting book.
Dr. Logan… suggesting that a language too is (literally) a living organism. He also suggests that writing, mathematics and the Internet are all different languages (not just alternative media for encoding all or part of our one, spoken language). Each of these languages has, under the pressure of increasing “information overload,” evolved – or rather “co-evolved” with our brains, “extending” them into minds. (According to this theory, other species apparently don’t really have minds!) This is co-evolution, because language too is an evolving organism. So is culture.
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