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Being Somewhere

Egocentric Spatial Representation as Self-Representation

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ferdinand Pöhlmann
    Pages 1-60
  3. Ferdinand Pöhlmann
    Pages 61-137
  4. Ferdinand Pöhlmann
    Pages 139-215
  5. Ferdinand Pöhlmann
    Pages 217-250
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-269

About this book

Introduction

Ferdinand Pöhlmann argues that a sense of one’s own basic abilities to move is a constitutive condition on the ability to perceive the world spatially. This constitutive relation explains why egocentric spatial representation is to be regarded as a kind of self-representation. In arguing for these claims, conceptual as well as empirical questions are discussed and an overview of accounts that take action as a constitutive condition on spatial representation is given. The picture that emerges is linked to the phenomenological (Scheler) as well as to the analytic (Evans) tradition in the Philosophy of Mind.

Contents
  • Basic Way of Representing Oneself between mere Reflexivity and Self-Consciousness
  • A Sense of one’s Action Possibilities as the Constitutive Basis of Spatial Perception
  • Discussed Approaches: Perry, Scheler, Merleau-Ponty, Gibson, Evans, Hurley, Noë, and Others
  • Empirical Evidence: Inverted Vision Studies, Sensory Substitution Devices and Others


Target Groups
  • Graduate students and researchers in philosophy of mind, cognitive science and psychology

The Author
Ferdinand Pöhlmann received his doctorate from the Philosophy Department at Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen. He is currently working in the editorial office of a global publishing company in Stuttgart.

Keywords

Disposition for Action Sensory Substitution Devices Inverted Vision Two Visual Systems Hypothesis conscious experience Kinaesthesis Phenomenology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.StuttgartGermany

About the authors

Ferdinand Pöhlmann received his doctorate from the Philosophy Department at Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen. He is currently working in the editorial office of a global publishing company in Stuttgart.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Being Somewhere
  • Book Subtitle Egocentric Spatial Representation as Self-Representation
  • Authors Ferdinand Pöhlmann
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-18019-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017
  • Publisher Name J.B. Metzler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-18018-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-658-18019-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 269
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Mind
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