Action in Perception

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Action in Perception [Reading] ➶ Action in Perception Author Alva Noë – Polishdarling.co.uk Perception is not something that happens to us, or in us, writes Alva No It is something we do In Action in Perception, No argues that perception and perceptual consciousness depend on capacities for Perception is not something that happens to us, or in us, writes Alva No It is something we do 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 Perception is not a process in the brain, but a kind of skillful Action in PDF/EPUB ² activity of the body as a whole We enact our perceptual experienceTo 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, No 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 No 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.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format No 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • Action in Perception
  • Alva Noë
  • English
  • 15 June 2019
  • 0262640635

About the Author: Alva Noë

Alva No born is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley The focus of his work is the theory of perception and consciousness In addition to these problems in cognitive science and the philosophy of mind, he is interested in phenomenology, the theory of art, Wittgenstein, and the origins of analytic philosophy.



10 thoughts on “Action in Perception

  1. Joshua Stein Joshua Stein says:

    No 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 No 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.That said, it is a phenomenal read for those who are interested in philosophy of mind No s ideas are inventive and on the cutting edge They re controversial, and he adequately represents and addresses the elements that are controversial, often through the voices of his colleagues at Berkeley He s a good writer, providing the examples with conceptual clarity and precision he s a good philosopher, with interesting and important ideas.I strongly recommend No to anyone interested in the subject The enactive account , as No calls it, is something that is very useful for a lot of applied cognitive science and for grounding and exploring a lot of good research I don t know that I buy all of the stuff that No writes in the book, especially the section on color perception, but given how static and stale a lot of those conversations can get, the account that No offers does serve often enough as a very important change of perspective, with useful insights.Action and Perception is an appropriate blend of contemporary cognitive science and analytic and continental philosophy of mind Perhaps its strongest suit is that it moves so deftly between writers who identify as analytic and those who do not No s familiarity and comfort with the phenomenological tradition, like Merleau Ponty, is fairly apparent, but he does address a discourse that seems to be very heavily analytic, especially when directly addressing the content of the cognitive science His ability to engage both sides of the coin, addressing a range from Putnam and Dennett to Searle to Dreyfus, makes for a good articulation of his view of mind in lieu of a diverse field of views

  2. KC KC says:

    Some of this went a little over my head, but I have no background in this field so it s to Noe s credit that I understood it at all My favorite parts were descriptions of experiments that debunk common myths about perception I really like the idea that perception is virtual I don t need to maintain a perfect model of objects in my environment to be aware of them I can always look directly at them if I needinformation It s analogous to being able to find information on the Internet Some of this went a little over my head, but I have no background in this field so it s to Noe s credit that I understood it at all My favorite parts were descriptions of experiments that debunk common myths about perception I really like the idea that perception is virtual I don t need to maintain a perfect model of objects in my environment to be aware of them I can always look directly at them if I needinformation It s analogous to being able to find information on the Internet as long as you have a good enough framework to know what to search for

  3. Error Theorist Error Theorist says:

    Probably the best book I ve read this year.

  4. Chris Beiser Chris Beiser says:

    Reallyof 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 No s work goes beyond it at several points.

  5. Bria Bria says:

    A bittedious and academically philosophical than I had realized it was going to be, but definitely some interesting things to think about when it comes to perception and consciousness.

  6. Caleb Caleb says:

    It was interesting And confusing But mostly interesting.

  7. Mangoo Mangoo says:

    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 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 purports, is thoughtful activity She claims that a fundamental part of the way we make sense of the vast palette of sensorial data of the world outside, that is is the knowledge of the sensorimotor profile associated with objects, colors and in general sensations posited in the world as we perceive it through our ways That is, our ideas comes from experience and are formed through an enactive approach, whereby our knowledge of objects is built on the intuitive knowledge of how the objects better, the sensorial stimulation produced by them, how they affect us change in relation to how they move or we move in space Our knowledge of the objects is never full upon first exposure to them, nor is it passive as a unidirectional flow from the outside to the inside of us The knowledge we have is evidently interwoven with the skillful knowledge of how perspectives and appearances change as function of motion, lightning and other context changes This skillful knowledge is acquired by action and is an inextricable components of knowledge of facts and, by abstraction, ideas It is through the enacted sensorimotor profile that we can access the full knowledge of the objects This has deep consequences knowledge needs a body, we cannot have the knowledge we have without the body we have with a different body we would have a different knowledge Also, perception is for a part virtual, in the sense that is not or does not need to be stored internally but can be continuously accessed as it is already outside here is a big difference with a central tenet of classical AI, where full internal representation is assumed in order to plan action And that s the way we do, we only sample from time to time the sensorium, we do not have a complete master of the situation at all times if ever Noe supports her claims with clear if sometime elaborated arguments, and arrives to final exports to the mind over body and consciousness related issues which favors aexternalist approach compared to common Descartes inherited internalist ones

  8. Daniel Daniel says:

    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.

  9. Chant Cowen Chant Cowen says:

    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

  10. Snickers Snickers says:

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

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10 thoughts on “Action in Perception

  1. Joshua Stein Joshua Stein says:

    No 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 No 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.That said, it is a phenomenal read for those who are interested in philosophy of mind No s ideas are inventive and on the cutting edge They re controversial, and he adequately represents and addresses the elements that are controversial, often through the voices of his colleagues at Berkeley He s a good writer, providing the examples with conceptual clarity and precision he s a good philosopher, with interesting and important ideas.I strongly recommend No to anyone interested in the subject The enactive account , as No calls it, is something that is very useful for a lot of applied cognitive science and for grounding and exploring a lot of good research I don t know that I buy all of the stuff that No writes in the book, especially the section on color perception, but given how static and stale a lot of those conversations can get, the account that No offers does serve often enough as a very important change of perspective, with useful insights.Action and Perception is an appropriate blend of contemporary cognitive science and analytic and continental philosophy of mind Perhaps its strongest suit is that it moves so deftly between writers who identify as analytic and those who do not No s familiarity and comfort with the phenomenological tradition, like Merleau Ponty, is fairly apparent, but he does address a discourse that seems to be very heavily analytic, especially when directly addressing the content of the cognitive science His ability to engage both sides of the coin, addressing a range from Putnam and Dennett to Searle to Dreyfus, makes for a good articulation of his view of mind in lieu of a diverse field of views


  2. KC KC says:

    Some of this went a little over my head, but I have no background in this field so it s to Noe s credit that I understood it at all My favorite parts were descriptions of experiments that debunk common myths about perception I really like the idea that perception is virtual I don t need to maintain a perfect model of objects in my environment to be aware of them I can always look directly at them if I needinformation It s analogous to being able to find information on the Internet Some of this went a little over my head, but I have no background in this field so it s to Noe s credit that I understood it at all My favorite parts were descriptions of experiments that debunk common myths about perception I really like the idea that perception is virtual I don t need to maintain a perfect model of objects in my environment to be aware of them I can always look directly at them if I needinformation It s analogous to being able to find information on the Internet as long as you have a good enough framework to know what to search for


  3. Error Theorist Error Theorist says:

    Probably the best book I ve read this year.


  4. Chris Beiser Chris Beiser says:

    Reallyof 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 No s work goes beyond it at several points.


  5. Bria Bria says:

    A bittedious and academically philosophical than I had realized it was going to be, but definitely some interesting things to think about when it comes to perception and consciousness.


  6. Caleb Caleb says:

    It was interesting And confusing But mostly interesting.


  7. Mangoo Mangoo says:

    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 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 purports, is thoughtful activity She claims that a fundamental part of the way we make sense of the vast palette of sensorial data of the world outside, that is is the knowledge of the sensorimotor profile associated with objects, colors and in general sensations posited in the world as we perceive it through our ways That is, our ideas comes from experience and are formed through an enactive approach, whereby our knowledge of objects is built on the intuitive knowledge of how the objects better, the sensorial stimulation produced by them, how they affect us change in relation to how they move or we move in space Our knowledge of the objects is never full upon first exposure to them, nor is it passive as a unidirectional flow from the outside to the inside of us The knowledge we have is evidently interwoven with the skillful knowledge of how perspectives and appearances change as function of motion, lightning and other context changes This skillful knowledge is acquired by action and is an inextricable components of knowledge of facts and, by abstraction, ideas It is through the enacted sensorimotor profile that we can access the full knowledge of the objects This has deep consequences knowledge needs a body, we cannot have the knowledge we have without the body we have with a different body we would have a different knowledge Also, perception is for a part virtual, in the sense that is not or does not need to be stored internally but can be continuously accessed as it is already outside here is a big difference with a central tenet of classical AI, where full internal representation is assumed in order to plan action And that s the way we do, we only sample from time to time the sensorium, we do not have a complete master of the situation at all times if ever Noe supports her claims with clear if sometime elaborated arguments, and arrives to final exports to the mind over body and consciousness related issues which favors aexternalist approach compared to common Descartes inherited internalist ones


  8. Daniel Daniel says:

    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.


  9. Chant Cowen Chant Cowen says:

    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


  10. Snickers Snickers says:

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


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