Action in Perception

Perception is not something that happens to us, or in us, writes Alva Noe It is something we do In Action in Perception, Noe argues that perception and perceptual consciousness depend on capacities for action and thought that perception is a kind of thoughtful activity Touch, not vision, should be our model for perception Perception is not a process in the brain Perception is not something that happens to us, or in us, writes Alva Noe It is something we do In Action in Perception, Noe argues that perception and perceptual consciousness depend on capacities for action and thought that perception is a kind of thoughtful activity Touch, not vision, should be our model for perception Perception is not a process in the brain, but a kind of skillful activity of the body as a whole We enact our perceptual experience.To perceive, according to this enactive approach to perception, is not merely to have sensations it is to have sensations that we understand In Action in Perception, Noe investigates the forms this understanding can take He begins by arguing, on both phenomenological and empirical grounds, that the content of perception is not like the content of a picture the world is not given to consciousness all at once but is gained gradually by active inquiry and exploration Noe then argues that perceptual experience acquires content thanks to our possession and exercise of practical bodily knowledge, and examines, among other topics, the problems posed by spatial content and the experience of color He considers the perspectival aspect of the representational content of experience and assesses the place of thought and understanding in experience Finally, he explores the implications of the enactive approach for our understanding of the neuroscience of perception.
Action in Perception Perception is not something that happens to us or in us writes Alva Noe It is something we do In Action in Perception Noe argues that perception and perceptual consciousness depend on capacities fo

  • Title: Action in Perception
  • Author: Alva Noë
  • ISBN: 9780262640633
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Action in Perception The MIT Press In Action in Perception, No argues that perception and perceptual consciousness depend on capacities for action and thought that perception is a kind of thoughtful activity Touch, not vision, should be our model for perception. Action in Perception Representation and Mind series Action packed and brimming with new ideas, provocative illustrations and clearly laid out arguments, Action in Perception is a landmark contribution to the emerging science and philosophy of the embodied mind Pursuing the idea that perceiving is a way of acting rooted in a certain kind of implicit understanding, No tackles everything from phenomenology to the philosophy of content and Action in Perception Alva No In Action in Perception, Alva argues that perception and perceptual consciousness depend on capacities for action and thought that perception is a kind of thoughtful activity Touch, not vision, should be our model for perception. Action in Perception by Alva No In Action in Perception, No argues that perception and perceptual consciousness depend on capacities for action and thought that perception is a kind of thoughtful activity Touch, not vision, should be our model for perception. Action based Theories of Perception Stanford Encyclopedia The action based theories of perception, reviewed in this entry, challenge the Input Output Picture They maintain that perception can also depend in a noninstrumental or constitutive way on action or, generally, on capacities for object directed motor control. Action in Perception Alva Noe, Alva No, AlvaNo In Action in Perception, Noe argues that perception and perceptual consciousness depend on capacities for action and thought that perception is a kind of thoughtful activity Touch, not vision, should be our model for perception.

    1 thought on “Action in Perception”

    1. Noë's book had been out for a while when I picked it up. As a student of philosophy of mind, I knew this was going to be a subject area that I already had strong feelings about, and that I was part of the target audience for the book. The book is clearly written for an audience that has a working familiarity with the contemporary discussion in philosophy of mind, and some of the contemporary cognitive science. Having a working knowledge of the referent material is necessary for reading the book [...]

    2. Really more of a 4.5 stars—it drags in chapters 5 and 6, especially with its dedication to exhaustively countering arguments that might have been better addressed in an endnote. However, the meat of the work is substantial and, to my knowledge, largely original. Readers of James Gibson will recognize his theory of ecological perception at points, but Noë's work goes beyond it at several points.

    3. Embodiment is making through the philosophy of mind, and this book is a great example of how phenomenology can be wisely used to gain important insights concerning the role of action in perception, experience, thought and ultimately conscience itself.The underlying theme of the book is the idea that experience just does not come to us--we are not passive receivers collecting flows of pre-elaborated information and simply storing it in neural correlates, memories and the likes. Experience, Noe pu [...]

    4. Written by someone working out their ideas and I appreciate the honesty but I found the justification of the science tiring. Maybe, that gets scientists going but I just got tired thinking about things that I wasn't interested in.

    5. I think this is by far the best written by Alva. Taking a bit from non-analytic philosophical tradition (mainly phenomenology).Very good book for anyone interested in the philosophy of mind/philosophy of perception, cognitive science, or neuroscience! Great book!

    6. My rating is a HIGH 4 stars. I just finished this with the book cover still smokin'. Review will come shortly.

    7. Touch, not vision, should be our model for perception. Perception is not a process in the brain, but a kind of skillful activity of the body as a whole.

    8. Hill and Cris gave me this for Christmas, 2008. I knew of Noë from his association with the Francisco Varela/Evan Thompson way of thinking about embodied cognition.I'll rate it when I read it!

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