Philosophical Psychology 7 (2):227 – 247 (1994)

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Roberto Casati
Institut Jean Nicod
Barry Smith
State University of New York, Buffalo
Abstract
The project of a 'naive physics' has been the subject of attention in recent years above all in the artificial intelligence field, in connection with work on common-sense reasoning, perceptual representation and robotics. The idea of a theory of the common-sense world is however much older than this, having its roots not least in the work of phenomenologists and Gestalt psychologists such as K hler, Husserl, Schapp and Gibson. This paper seeks to show how contemporary naive physicists can profit from a knowledge of these historical roots of their discipline, which are shown to imply above alla critique of the set-theory-based models of reality typically presupposed by contemporary work in common-sense ontology [1].
Keywords common sense  Lebenswelt  J. J. Gibson
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DOI 10.1080/09515089408573121
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