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Lambros Malafouris

Lambros Malafouris is Johnson Research Fellow in Creativity, Cognition, and Material Culture at Keble College and theInstitute of Archaeology, University of Oxford.

Titles by This Author

A Theory of Material Engagement

An increasingly influential school of thought in cognitive science views the mind as embodied, extended, and distributed, rather than brain-bound, “all in the head.” This shift in perspective raises important questions about the relationship between cognition and material culture, posing major challenges for philosophy, cognitive science, archaeology, and anthropology. In How Things Shape the Mind, Lambros Malafouris proposes a cross-disciplinary analytical framework for investigating the different ways in which things have become cognitive extensions of the human body.