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Rörelsens generativa kraft: Den kroppsliga rörelsen som varseblivningens möjlighetsbetingelse
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The standard model concerning the relationship between perception and motility is linear and one-way. It depicts the flow between the two as moving from sensation to perception to representation to computation, and finally, to motility and action. According to this model, animal being is basically a bundle of reflexes. But what can correctly be considered a bundle of reflexes from a natural science point of view, doesn't necessarily have to be true. This conception does not take into consideration the more complex interactions between motility and perception that constitutes, or generates, animal and human beings. From a generative or developmental point of view, motility is less reactive than the standard model is willing to accept. It actually plays a constitutive role and precedes perception in a way that reverses the relationship between motility and perception when one consider them from a static and non-developmental point of view. The embryo for a more fundamental and independent idea of movement is harvested mainly from two phenomenologists, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, and developed to demonstrate this theoretical possibility.

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2012. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
ontology, movement, perception, body, embodiment, neuroscience, Merleau-Ponty, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, constitution, generative movement
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18701OAI: diva2:614111
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-04-04 Created: 2013-04-03 Last updated: 2013-04-04Bibliographically approved

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