Susswein, N. and Racine, T.P. (2008). Wittgenstein and not-just-in-the-head cognition. New Ideas in Psychology 27(2), 184-196.
Wittgenstein's later writings criticize the idea that the mind is an intrinsically representational device. More or less clearly apprehending certain limitations of identifying all aspects of cognition with ‘internal representation’, certain theorists in a variety of disciplines have mostly independently reached similar conclusions, which are reflected in notions like ‘distributed,’ ‘extended,’ and ‘situated’ cognition. We explore the variety of purposes for which these terms have been introduced into psychological theorizing and relate these to Wittgenstein's philosophy of psychology.
Keywords: Distributed cognition; Situated cognition; Extended mind; Representation; Wittgenstein