John Sutton is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Macquarie University in Sydney, where he worked for nearly 30 years.
He is a philosopher of mind, whose work is anchored in the distributed cognition framework, as applied especially to memory and skill. In studies of collaborative recall and embodied expertise he has tried to integrate conceptual, ethnographic, and experimental methods. He has also published in history of philosophy and in the interdisciplinary cognitive humanities, with recent projects on sport, music, film, dance, literature, and the Māori haka.
Sutton is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, and was first president of the Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology. His most recent co-edited book, with Kath Bicknell, is Collaborative Embodied Performance: ecologies of skill, to be published by Bloomsbury in January 2022.
Further information can be found on his website.
(2018). Michelle Meade, Celia B. Harris, Penny van Bergen, John Sutton, and Amanda J. Barnier (Eds.) Collaborative Remembering: theories, research, and applications.
(2014). Laurie Johnson, John Sutton, & Evelyn B. Tribble (Eds.), Embodied Cognition and Shakespeare's Theatre: the early modern body-mind. London: Routledge.
(2000). Stephen Gaukroger, John Schuster, & John Sutton (Eds.), Descartes' Natural Philosophy. London: Routledge.