School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Dr Miranda Anderson - Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

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.

Part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.


Aug 08 2019 -

Dr Miranda Anderson - Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

Dr Miranda Anderson, Honourary Fellow, thinks we're all out of our heads. Find out why at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

The New Town Theatre, 96 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DH