Perceivable information or: The happy marriage between ecological psychology and gestalt

Philosophical Psychology 7 (2):267-285 (1994)
The ecological realist concept of information as environmental specification is discussed. It is argued that affordances in ecological realism could, in principle, rest on a notion of partial specification of environmental circumstances. For this aim, a notion of Gestalt quality as a hierarchical structure of affordances would have to be adopted. It is claimed that such an account could provide a promising way to deal with problems of intentionality in perception and action, awareness and problem solving
Keywords Ecology  Epistemology  Gestalt  Perception  Psychology
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DOI 10.1080/09515089408573123
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