Publication
Title
Perceptual content and sensorimotor expectations
Author
Abstract
I distinguish between two kinds of sensorimotor expectations: agent- and object-active ones. Alva Noë's answer to the problem of how perception acquires volumetric content illicitly privileges agent-active expectations over object-active expectations, though the two are explanatorily on a par. Considerations which Noë draws upon concerning how organisms may `off-load' internal processes onto the environment do not support his view that volumetric content depends on our embodiment; rather, they support a view of experience which is restrictive of the body's role in perception. My objections undercut central arguments which Noë gives for his brand of enactivism.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The philosophical quarterly. - London
Publication
London : 2011
ISSN
0031-8094
Volume/pages
61:243(2011), p. 383-391
ISI
000288761400008
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 12.11.2014
Last edited 26.05.2017