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    Perceptual content and sensorimotor expectations

    Cavedon-Taylor, Dan (2011) Perceptual content and sensorimotor expectations. The Philosophical Quarterly 61 (243), pp. 383-391. ISSN 0031-8094.

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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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    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
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    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 13:57
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