An embodied cognitive science?

  title={An embodied cognitive science?},
  author={Andy Clark},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • A. Clark
  • Published 1 September 1999
  • Philosophy
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
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