The Philosophy of Affordances (New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science) – eBook


  • Author: Manuel Heras-Escribano
  • File Size: 2 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 241 Pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07FNFB238
  • ISBN-10: 3319988298, 3319988301
  • ISBN-13: 9783319988290, 9783319988306


The Philosophy of Affordances (PDF) is the first monograph fully dedicated to analyzing the philosophical aspects of affordances. The idea of affordance, coined and developed in the field of ecological psychology, explains the possibilities for action available in the environment. This exceptional work provides a systematic approach to the key philosophical features of affordances, like their ontological characterization, their association to normative practices, and the concept of agency that follows from viewing affordances as key objects of perception, while also offering an innovative philosophical characterization of affordances as dispositional properties.

This ebook, The Philosophy of Affordances evaluates the effects that a proper understanding of affordances has for the philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences, and intends to intensify the dialogue between philosophy and ecological psychology in which every discipline benefits from the tools and insights of the other.

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