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Cognition in Action Lecture Series: Bence Nanay - 10 October 2013

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Bence Nanay


Thursday 10 October 2013, 14:30

room: 111

title: Pragmatic representations versus motor representations (versus intentions)


The standard way of thinking about actions appeals to intentions. Recently, alternative accounts have been offered that replace (or supplement) this intention-based picture with one that posits a much simpler kind of representation. I examine two such accounts, one that stresses the importance of pragmatic representations: the (often perceptual) representation of objects as having action-properties and one that posits motor representations: the motoric representation of action outcomes. I argue that the two accounts could be thought to complement each other offering a genuine alternative to the purely intention-based picture

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