Perception and action: Alternative views
UNSPECIFIED (2001) Perception and action: Alternative views. In: Cognitive Science Conference on Perception, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, MAY, 1999. Published in: SYNTHESE, 129 (1). pp. 3-40.Full text not available from this repository.
A traditional view of perception and action makes two assumptions: that the causal flow between perception and action is primarily linear or one-way, and that they are merely instrumentally related to each other, so that each is a means to the other. Either or both of these assumptions can be rejected. Behaviorism rejects the instrumental but not the one-way aspect of the traditional view, thus leaving itself open to charges of verificationism. Ecological views reject the one-way aspect but not the instrumental aspect of the traditional view, so that perception and action are seen as instrumentally interdependent. It is argued here that a better alternative is to reject both assumptions, resulting in a two-level interdependence view in which perception and action co-depend on dynamically circular subpersonal relations and as a result may be more than merely instrumentally interdependent. This is illustrated by reference to motor theories of perception and control theories of action.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SYNTHESE|
|Publisher:||KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL|
|Number of Pages:||38|
|Page Range:||pp. 3-40|
|Title of Event:||Cognitive Science Conference on Perception|
|Location of Event:||BRUSSELS, BELGIUM|
|Date(s) of Event:||MAY, 1999|
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