Book chapters


John Sutton (in press). Maurice Halbwachs on dreams and memory (final draft only). In Daniel Gregory and Kourken Michaelian (eds), Dreaming and Memory. Springer.


Karen Pearlman and John Sutton (2022). Reframing the director: distributed creativity in filmmaking practice (final draft only). In Mette Hjort and Ted Nannicelli (eds), A Companion to Motion Pictures and Public Value (pp. 86-105). Wiley Blackwell.

Line M. Simonsen, Sune Vork Steffensen, and John Sutton (2022). Sociotechnical dilemmas in healthcare: a cognitive ethnography. In Davide Secchi & Stephen Cowley (eds), Organisational Cognition: the theory of social organizing. London: Routledge.

John Sutton and Gerard O’Brien (2022). Distributed traces and the causal theory of constructive memory. In André Sant’Anna, Christopher Jude McCarroll, and Kourken Michaelian (eds), Current Controversies in Philosophy of Memory. London: Routledge.


Andrew Geeves and John Sutton. Movement and musical performance. In W.F. Thompson & K.N. Olsen (eds), The Science and Psychology of Music: from Mozart at the office to Metallica at the gym (pp. 269-273). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Sarah Pini and John Sutton. Enculturation and the transmission of kinesthetic knowledge: Passione (2017) by the Ballet National de Marseille (final draft only). In Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel and Jill Nunes Jensen (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet (pp. 595-612). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

John Sutton. ‘Yes, and …’: having it all in improvisation studies. In Susanne Ravn, James McGuirk, & Simon Høffding (eds), Philosophy of Improvisation: interdisciplinary perspectives on theory and practice (pp. 200-209). London: Routledge. Accepted December 2020.


John Sutton and Kath Bicknell. Embodied experience in the cognitive ecologies of skilled performance (final draft only). In Ellen Fridland and Carlotta Pavese (eds), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Skill and Expertise (pp. 194-205). London: Routledge.

John Sutton. Movements, memory, and mixture: Aristotle, confusion, and the historicity of memory (final draft only). In Jakob Leth Fink and Seyed Mousavian (eds), The Internal Senses in the Aristotelian Tradition (pp. 137-155). Berlin: Springer.

John Sutton. Personal memory, the scaffolded mind, and cognitive change in the Neolithic (final draft only). In Ian Hodder (ed), Consciousness, Creativity and Self at the Dawn of Settled Life: the test case of Çatalhöyük (pp. 209-229). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

John Sutton. Place and memory: history, cognition, phenomenology (final draft only). In Mary Floyd-Wilson & Garrett Sullivan (eds), Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England (pp. 113-133). Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Wayne Christensen and John Sutton. Mesh: cognition, body, and environment in skilled action (final draft only). In Massimiliano L. Cappuccio (ed.), Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology (pp. 157-164). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

John Sutton, Doris J.F. McIlwain, Wayne Christensen, and Andrew Geeves. Embodying thought in skilful action (final draft only). [Partial reprint of ‘Applying intelligence to the reflexes’ (2011)]. In Jill Bennett & Mary Zournazi (eds), Thinking in the World: a reader (pp. 79-114). London: Bloomsbury.


John Sutton. Shared remembering and distributed affect: varieties of psychological interdependence. In Kourken Michaelian, Dorothea Debus, and Denis Perrin (eds), New Directions in the Philosophy of Memory (pp. 181-199). London: Routledge.


Christopher J. McCarroll and John Sutton. Memory and perspective. In Sven Bernecker & Kourken Michaelian (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory (pp. 113-126). London: Routledge, 2017.

Kourken Michaelian and John Sutton. Collective memory. In Kirk Ludwig & Marija Jankovic (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Collective Intentionality. London: Routledge, 2017.

Christopher J. McCarroll and John Sutton. Multiperspectival imagery: Sartre and cognitive theory on point of view in remembering and imagining. In Jack Reynolds & Richard Sebold (Eds.), Phenomenology and Science: confrontations and convergences (pp. 181-204). London: Palgrave.


John Sutton and Nicholas Keene. Cognitive history and material culture. In David Gaimster, Tara Hamling, & Catherine Richardson (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (pp. 44-56). London: Routledge.


John Sutton. Scaffolding memory: themes, taxonomies, puzzles. In Lucas Bietti & Charles B. Stone (Eds.), Contextualizing Human Memory: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how individuals and groups remember the past (pp. 187-205). London: Routledge.

John Sutton and Doris J.F. McIlwain. Breadth and depth of knowledge in expert versus novice athletes. In Damian Farrow & Joe Baker (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise (pp. 95-105). London: Routledge.

Doris J.F. McIlwain and John Sutton. Methods for measuring breadth and depth of knowledge. In Damian Farrow & Joe Baker (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise     (pp. 221-231). London: Routledge.


John Sutton and Kellie Williamson. Embodied remembering. In Lawrence Shapiro (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition (pp. 315-325). London: Routledge.

Kellie Williamson and John Sutton. Embodied collaboration in small groups. In Charles T. Wolfe (Ed.), Brain Theory: essays in critical neurophilosophy (pp. 107-133). London: Palgrave.

Elizabeth Schier and John Sutton. Philosophy of mind and cognitive science since 1980. In Graham Oppy & Nick Trakakis (Eds.), History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand (pp. 759-801). Berlin: Springer.

John Sutton and Evelyn B. Tribble. The creation of space: narrative strategies, group agency, and skill in Lloyd Jones’s The Book of Fame. In Chris Danta and Helen Groth (Eds.), Mindful Aesthetics: literature and the sciences of mind (pp. 141-160). Bloomsbury/ Continuum.

Evelyn B. Tribble and John Sutton, Interdisciplinarity and cognitive approaches to theatre. In Nicola Shaughnessy (Ed.), Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: body, brain, and being (pp.27-37, notes pp. 245-249). Bloomsbury/ Methuen.


John Sutton. Soul and body. In Peter Anstey (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century (pp. 285-307). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Wayne Christensen and John Sutton. Reflections on emotions, imagination and moral reasoning: towards an integrated multidisciplinary approach to moral cognition. In Robyn Langdon & Catriona Mackenzie (Eds.), Emotions, Imagination, and Moral Reasoning (pp. 327-347). London: Psychology Press.


Carl Windhorst and John Sutton. La memoria (Memory). In Massimo Marraffa & Alfredo Paternoster (Eds.), Scienze cognitive: un’introduzione filosofica (Cognitive Sciences: a philosophical introduction) (pp. 75-94). Rome: Carocci.


John Sutton. Exograms and interdisciplinarity: history, the extended mind, and the civilizing process. In Richard Menary (Ed.), The Extended Mind (pp. 189-225). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


John Sutton. Carelessness and inattention: mind-wandering and the physiology of fantasy from Locke to Hume. In Charles T. Wolfe & Ofer Gal (Eds.), The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge: embodied empiricism in early modern science (pp. 243-263). Berlin: Springer. Citations: 14. French translation (by Basak Aray), in Céline Cherici, Charles T. Wolfe, & Jean-Claude Dupont (Eds.), Physique de l’esprit: empirisme, médecine et cerveau 1650-1800 (Paris: Hermann, 2017).

Celia B. Harris, John Sutton, and Amanda J. Barnier. Autobiographical forgetting, social forgetting, and situated forgetting. In Sergio Della Sala (Ed.), Forgetting (pp. 253-284). London: Psychology Press.

John Sutton, Celia B. Harris, and Amanda J. Barnier. Memory and cognition. In Susannah Radstone & Barry Schwarz (Eds.), Memory: theories, histories, debates (pp. 209-226, notes pp. 488-493). Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press.


John Sutton. Remembering. In Murat Aydede & Phillip Robbins (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition (pp. 217-235) .Cambridge: Cambridge U.P.

John Sutton. Dreaming. In Paco Calvo and John Symons (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Psychology (pp. 522-542). London: Routledge.

John Sutton. ‘The feel of the world’: exograms, habits, and the confusion of types of memory. In Andrew Kania (Ed.), Memento: philosophers on film (pp.65-86). London: Routledge.


John Sutton. Material agency, skills, and history: distributed cognition and the archaeology of memory. In Lambros Malafouris & Carl Knappett (Eds.), Material Agency: towards a non-anthropocentric approach.(pp. 37-55). Berlin: Springer.


John Sutton. Integrating the philosophy and psychology of memory: two case studies. In Massimo Marraffa, Mario de Caro, & Francesco Ferretti (Eds.), Cartographies of the Mind: philosophy and psychology in intersection (pp. 81-92). Berlin: Springer. Translated into Chinese for Science Press, Beijing, 2010.

John Sutton. Language, memory, and concepts of memory: semantic diversity and scientific psychology. In Mengistu Amberber (Ed.), The Language of Memory from a Cross-Linguistic  Perspective (pp. 41-65). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

John Sutton. Spongy brains and material memories. In Mary Floyd-Wilson & Garrett Sullivan (Eds.), Embodiment and Environment in Early Modern Europe (pp. 14-34). London: Palgrave.


John Sutton. Moving and thinking together in dance. In Robin Grove, Kate Stevens, & Shirley McKechnie (Eds.), Thinking in Four Dimensions: creativity and cognition in contemporary dance (pp. 51-56). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.


John Sutton. Representation, reduction, and interdisciplinarity in the sciences of memory. In Hugh Clapin, Philip Staines, & Peter Slezak (Eds.), Representation in Mind (pp. 187-216). Amsterdam: Elsevier.


John Sutton. Truth in memory: the humanities and the cognitive sciences. In Iain McCalman & Ann McGrath (Eds.), Proof and Truth: the humanist as expert (pp. 145-163). Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.

John Sutton. Constructive memory and distributed cognition: towards an  interdisciplinary framework. In Boicho Kokinov & William Hirst (Eds.), Constructive Memory (pp. 290-303). Sofia: New Bulgarian University Press.


John Sutton. Porous memory and the cognitive life of things. In Darren Tofts, Annemarie Jonson, & Alessio Cavallaro (Eds.), Prefiguring Cyberculture: informatics from Plato to Haraway (pp. 130-141). Cambridge, MA & Sydney: MIT Press and Power Publications.


John Sutton. The body and the brain. In S. Gaukroger, J. Schuster, & J. Sutton (Eds.), Descartes’ Natural Philosophy (pp. 697-722). London: Routledge.

John Sutton. Body, mind, and order: local memory and the control of mental representations in medieval and Renaissance sciences of self. In Guy Freeland & Antony Corones (Eds.), 1543 And All That: word and image in the proto-scientific revolution (pp. 117-150). Dordrecht: Kluwer.


John Sutton. Controlling the passions: passion, memory, and the moral physiology of self in seventeenth-century neurophilosophy. In Stephen Gaukroger (Ed.), The Soft Underbelly of Reason: the passions in the 17th century (pp. 115-146). London: Routledge.


John Sutton. Reduction and levels of explanation in connectionism. In P. Slezak, T. Caelli, & R. Clark (Eds.), Perspectives on cognitive science: theories, experiments, and foundations (pp. 347-368). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.


John Sutton. Religion and the failures of determinism. In Stephen Gaukroger (Ed.), The Uses of Antiquity: the scientific revolution and the classical tradition (pp. 25-51). Dordrecht: Kluwer.