Title
Perceptual content and sensorimotor expectations Perceptual content and sensorimotor expectations
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Philosophy
Source (journal)
The philosophical quarterly. - London
Volume/pages
61(2011) :243 , p. 383-391
ISSN
0031-8094
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/6082c9/686e8360184.pdf