Mind and semiotic artifacts

Mind takes the form of development of semiotic artifacts, such as writing tools, instruments of observation, notational systems, languages, and so forth, as we have stressed with respect to the concept of intelligence augmentation.

For David Kirsh, “Peirce first mentioned this idea – that people use external objects to think with – in the late nineteenth century, when he said that chemist think as much with their test tubes as with pen and paper”.

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