David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Psyche 12 (1) (2006)
This paper explores the concept of _sensorimotor activity_ that is central to the enactive model of visual perception developed in Alva Noë’s book, _Action in Perception_. The appeal to sensorimotor activity is, I shall argue, subject to a dilemma. On one interpretation, such activity presupposes representational states, and therefore is unable to aid us in the project of understanding how an organism is able to represent the world. On the other interpretation, sensorimotor activity fails to accommodate the essential normativity of representational states, and is therefore also unable to aid us in the project of understanding representation. The solution, I argue, lies in a new conception of sensorimotor activity, according to which such activity is normative, but where this normativity is not inherited from prior representational states
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Mark Rowlands (2009). Enactivism and the Extended Mind. Topoi 28 (1):53-62.
Nivedita Gangopadhyay (2011). The Extended Mind: Born to Be Wild? A Lesson From Action-Understanding. [REVIEW] Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 10 (3):377-397.
Similar books and articles
Bruce Bridgeman (2004). Violations of Sensorimotor Theories of Visual Experience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):904-905.
J. Kevin O'Regan & Alva Noë (2001). A Sensorimotor Account of Vision and Visual Consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):883-917.
Mohan Matthen (2006). Review: Action in Perception. [REVIEW] Mind 115 (460):1160-1166.
Rick Grush (2003). In Defense of Some "Cartesian" Assumption Concerning the Brain and its Operation. Biology and Philosophy 18 (1):53-92.
Tom Roberts (2010). Understanding 'Sensorimotor Understanding'. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 9 (1):101-111.
Mark Rowlands (2007). Understanding the "Active" in "Enactive&Quot;. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (4):427-443..
Evan Thompson (2005). Sensorimotor Subjectivity and the Enactive Approach to Experience. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 (4):407-427.
Andy Clark (2006). Vision as Dance? Three Challenges for Sensorimotor Contingency Theory. Psyche 12 (1).
Colin Andrew (2000). Sensorimotor EEG Rhythms and Their Connection to Local/Global Neocortical Dynamic Theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (3):399-400.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads34 ( #51,905 of 1,102,763 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #296,987 of 1,102,763 )
How can I increase my downloads?