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Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory

Editors: Bishop, John Mark, Martin, Andrew Owen (Eds.)

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This book analyzes the philosophical foundations of sensorimotor theory and discusses the most recent applications of sensorimotor theory to human computer interaction, child’s play, virtual reality, robotics, and linguistics.

Why does a circle look curved and not angular? Why does red not sound like a bell? Why, as I interact with the world, is there something it is like to be me? An analytic philosopher might suggest: ``if we ponder the concept of circle we find that it is the essence of a circle to be round’’. However, where does this definition come from? Was it set in stone by the Gods, in other words by divine arbiters of circleness, redness and consciousness? Particularly, with regard to visual consciousness, a first attempt to explain why our conscious experience of the world appears as it does has been attributed to Kevin O’Regan and Alva Noe, who published their sensorimotor account of vision and visual consciousness in 2001.

Starting with a chapter by Kevin O’Regan, Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory continues by presenting fifteen additional essays on as many developments achieved in recent years in this field. It provides readers with a critical review of the sensorimotor theory and in so doing introduces them to a radically new enactive approach in cognitive science.

About the authors

John Mark Bishop is currently Professor of Cognitive Computing in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London and Chair of AISB (Society for the study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour).

Andrew Owen Martin completed his MSc in Cognitive Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2011. He is currently PhD.C. in the same university. His research focuses on sensory substitution and enactivism.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory: A Brief Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Bishop, J. Mark (et al.)

  • The Explanatory Status of the Sensorimotor Approach to Phenomenal Consciousness, and Its Appeal to Cognition

    Pages 23-35

    O’Regan, J. Kevin

  • Heideggerian Credentials? O’Regan’s Sensorimotor Approach to Perception and Robots That Feel

    Pages 37-52

    Paine, Rachel

  • The Phenomenology of Sensorimotor Understanding

    Pages 53-65

    Pepper, Ken

  • How Enactive Is the Dynamic Sensorimotor Account of Raw Feel?: Discussing Some Insights from Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

    Pages 67-81

    Scarinzi, Alfonsina

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory
Editors
  • John Mark Bishop
  • Andrew Owen Martin
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05107-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05107-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05106-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37546-5
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 253
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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