Between perception and action / Bence Nanay.

Nanay, Bence.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
1 online resource (220 p.)
Mind and body.
Philosophy of mind.
Electronic books.
What mediates between sensory input and motor output? What makes it possible to act on what you perceive? Bence Nanay argues that pragmatic representations provide the perceptual guidance for performing actions. They play a key role in our mental lives and help explain why the majority of our mental processes are very similar to those of animals.
""Cover""; ""Between Perception and Action""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""1: Introduction""; ""1.1 The icing and the cake""; ""1.2 Pragmatic representations""; ""1.3 Product differentiation""; ""2: Pragmatic Representations""; ""2.1 Mediating between sensory input and motor output""; ""2.2 The immediate mental antecedents of actions""; ""2.3 The direction of fit""; ""2.4 Pragmatic representations are perceptual states""; ""2.5 The argument""; ""2.6 Potential counterexamples""; ""2.7 Pragmatic representations everywhere""; ""3: Perception""
""3.1 Are there perceptual representations at all?""""3.2 Perceptually attributed properties""; ""3.2.1 Action-properties""; ""3.2.2 Thick action-properties""; ""3.2.3 Action-properties are not normative""; ""3.3 Sensory individuals""; ""3.3.1 The sensory individuals of vision""; ""3.3.2 The sensory individuals of audition""; ""3.3.3 Methodological considerations""; ""3.3.4 The sensory individuals of pragmatic representations""; ""3.3.5 Sensory individuals in other sense modalities""; ""3.4 Pragmatic representations and the dorsal visual subsystem""; ""4: Action""
""4.1 Belief�desire psychology and its discontents""""4.1.1 The cognitive and the conative""; ""4.2 Naturalizing action theory""; ""4.2.1 Naturalism about action theory""; ""4.2.2 Pragmatic representations are not normally accessible to introspection""; ""4.3 Semi-actions""; ""4.3.1 Explaining semi-actions""; ""4.4 The last refuge of the belief�desire model""; ""4.4.1 Odd facts about decision-making""; ""4.4.2 Imagination and decision-making""; ""5: Pragmatic Mental Imagery""; ""5.1 Mental imagery""; ""5.2 Mental imagery versus perception""; ""5.3 Pragmatic mental imagery""
""5.4 Pretense""""5.5 Aliefs""; ""6: Vicarious Perception""; ""6.1 Vicarious perception""; ""6.2 Vicarious perception versus theory of mind""; ""6.2.1 Theory of mind""; ""6.2.2 Vicarious perception is not theory of mind""; ""6.2.3 Vicarious perception versus some recent alternatives to theory of mind""; ""6.3 Vicarious perception in the cognitive sciences""; ""6.3.1 Vicarious perception in non-human primates""; ""6.3.2 Vicarious perception and cognitive development""; ""6.3.3 Vicarious perception in adult humans""; ""6.4 Vicarious emotions""; ""6.4.1 Vicarious emotional engagement""
""6.4.2 Vicarious emotional engagement versus simulation""""6.4.3 Emotional engagement in animals""; ""6.5 Vicarious perception: the first step towards decoupled representation""; ""References""; ""Index""
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