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Harry Heft
Denison University
  1. Affordances and the Body: An Intentional Analysis of Gibson's Ecological Approach to Visual Perception.Harry Heft - 1989 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 19 (1):1–30.
    In his ecological approach to perception, James Gibson introduced the concept of affordance to refer to the perceived meaning of environmental objects and events. this paper examines the relational and causal character of affordances, as well as the grounds for extending affordances beyond environmental features with transcultural meaning to include those features with culturally-specific meaning. such an extension is seen as warranted once affordances are grounded in an intentional analysis of perception. toward this end, aspects of merleau-ponty's treatment of perception (...)
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  2. Ecological Psychology in Context: James Gibson, Roger Barker, and the Legacy of William James's Radical Empiricism.Harry Heft - 2002 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 38 (3):468-472.
     
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    Ecological Psychology and Enaction Theory: Divergent Groundings.Harry Heft - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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    Ecological and Phenomenological Contributions to the Psychology of Perception.Philip A. Glotzbach & Harry Heft - 1982 - Noûs 16 (1):108-121.
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    What Heil is Missing in Gibson: A Reply.Harry Heft - 1980 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 10 (3):187–193.
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    Perceiving Affordances in Context: A Reply to Chow.Harry Heft - 1990 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 20 (3):277–284.
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    Incommensurability and the "Omission" in Gibson's Theory: A Second Reply to Heil.Harry Heft - 1982 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 12 (3):345–347.
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  8. A Natural History Of Pragmatism: The Fact Of Feeling From Jonathan Edwards To Gertrude Stein. By Joan Richardson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Pp. Ix, 327. $28.99. [REVIEW]Harry Heft & Susan Saegert - 2007 - William James Studies 2.
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  9. Ecological Psychology in Context: James Gibson, Roger Barker, and the Legacy of William James’s Radical Empiricism.Harry Heft - 2001 - Lawrence Erlbaum.
    In this book Harry Heft examines the historical and theoretical foundations of James J. Gibson's ecological psychology in 20th century thought, and in turn, integrates ecological psychology and analyses of sociocultural processes. A thesis of the book is that knowing is rooted in the direct experience of meaningful environmental objects and events present in individual-environment processes and at the level of collective, social settings. Ecological Psychology in Context: *traces the primary lineage of Gibson's ecological approach to William James's philosophy of (...)
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  10. Perceptual Information of an Entirely Different Order: The Cultural Environment in The Senses Considered as Perceptual Systems.Harry Heft - 2017 - Ecological Psychology 29:122--145.
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    Restoring Naturalism to James's Epistemology: A Belated Reply to Miller & Bode.Harry Heft - 2002 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 38 (4):559 - 580.
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    Editorial: Changing Perspectives on Landscape Perception: Seeking Common Ground Between the Psychological Sciences and the Humanities.Laura Menatti & Harry Heft - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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