Mittwoch, 11. Februar 2015
The book Naturalizing Intention in Action is ended by Dorethée Legrand. She states that the aim of the book was to avoid dualism. Since dualism is often done out of methodological reasons. In such a manner intention would be a merely mental property where here the body with interaction to the environment is meant. This statement is important because intention is always linked to physical states and the need for a naturalizing perspective was already there. So there is subsumed that a start at externalist naturalization was welcome. This is made by means of action by behavior. Not the desire is a precursor to action but intention. In the book there is defended that intention is rather a motor pattern and this within a recursive genesis. There is also stated that action representations are dependent of embodiment and anchoring. The discovery of canonical neurons is hereby very important. They form a multimodal representation of an organism-object relation. Representations are internal but their specificity is that they are modeled by dynamic interplay between the situated organism an their natural playground. They are intrinsically structured as open to the external world. Intentional action is also action controlled by the agent. More precise by adjustment and revision. The experience of this depends on goal-orientation and higher order goals. But it is also possible without mental intention and can be dependent only to the perception of the action. There are perceptual counterparts. Like intentional binding and sensory suppression. It's a fact that observation can learn us, but only when we act on the same level. Intentional action is important for execution of action. Action is more important than mental states into this. Role, situation and concepts are robust values here in.