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Predictive processing, perceiving and imagining: Is to perceive to imagine, or something close to it?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper examines the relationship between perceiving and imagining on the basis of predictive processing models in neuroscience. Contrary to the received view in philosophy of mind, which holds that perceiving and imagining are essentially distinct, these models depict perceiving and imagining as deeply unified and overlapping. It is argued that there are two mutually exclusive implications of taking perception and imagination to be fundamentally unified. The view defended is what I dub the ecological┬┐enactive view given that it does not succumb to internalism about the mind-world relation, and allows one to keep a version of the received view in play.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Kirchhoff, M. (2018). Predictive processing, perceiving and imagining: Is to perceive to imagine, or something close to it?. Philosophical Studies, 175 (3), 751-767.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85014767828

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2909

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 751

End Page


  • 767

Volume


  • 175

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • This paper examines the relationship between perceiving and imagining on the basis of predictive processing models in neuroscience. Contrary to the received view in philosophy of mind, which holds that perceiving and imagining are essentially distinct, these models depict perceiving and imagining as deeply unified and overlapping. It is argued that there are two mutually exclusive implications of taking perception and imagination to be fundamentally unified. The view defended is what I dub the ecological┬┐enactive view given that it does not succumb to internalism about the mind-world relation, and allows one to keep a version of the received view in play.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Kirchhoff, M. (2018). Predictive processing, perceiving and imagining: Is to perceive to imagine, or something close to it?. Philosophical Studies, 175 (3), 751-767.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85014767828

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2909

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 751

End Page


  • 767

Volume


  • 175

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands