Vision, Action, and Make-Perceive

Briscoe, Professor Robert (2008) Vision, Action, and Make-Perceive. [Journal (Paginated)] (In Press)

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In this paper, I critically assess the enactive account of visual perception recently defended by Alva Noë (2004). I argue inter alia that the enactive account falsely identifies an object’s apparent shape with its 2D perspectival shape; that it mistakenly assimilates visual shape perception and volumetric object recognition; and that it seriously misrepresents the constitutive role of bodily action in visual awareness. I argue further that noticing an object’s perspectival shape involves a hybrid experience combining both perceptual and imaginative elements – an act of what I call ‘make-perceive.’

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information:Forthcoming in 2008.
Keywords:Enactive Account; Sensorimotor Contingency Theory; P-Properties; Spatial Representation; Object Recognition; Alva Noë; Action-Oriented Representation
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Biology > Animal Cognition
Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
ID Code:5781
Deposited By: Briscoe, Professor Robert
Deposited On:22 Oct 2007 10:39
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56


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