Acting and being aware

PENDERS, Jacques (2008). Acting and being aware. In: International European Conference Computing and Philosophy, Montpellier, France, June 16-18th 2008. EOARD.

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Abstract

One often assumes that we, rational human beings, first think and than act. This paper is an attempt to describe the mental characteristics governing the performance of regular everyday actions; and shows that no mental act has to precede our actions, instead of consciously thinking before we act, we mostly act while simultaneously overseeing our acting. The case of ball juggling is used to underpin the analysis with practical facts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Centre for Automation and Robotics Research > Mobile Machine and Vision Laboratory
Depositing User: Jacques Penders
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2011 10:50
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2015 20:12
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3470

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