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Perceptual content and sensorimotor expectations

Perceptual content and sensorimotor expectations
Perceptual content and sensorimotor expectations
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.
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383-391
Cavedon-Taylor, Daniel
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Cavedon-Taylor, Daniel
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Cavedon-Taylor, Daniel (2011) Perceptual content and sensorimotor expectations. The Philosophical Quarterly, 61 (243), 383-391. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9213.2010.691.x).

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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.

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Accepted/In Press date: October 2010
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 December 2010
Published date: April 2011
Organisations: Philosophy

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Local EPrints ID: 405225
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/405225
ISSN: 0031-8094
PURE UUID: 908182bb-67ea-4fe9-aaf3-ccc736593684

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Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:43

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Author: Daniel Cavedon-Taylor

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