Synthese 198 (4):3309-3338 (2019)

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Gabriele Ferretti
Ruhr University Bochum
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Here is a crucial question in the contemporary philosophy of perception: how can we be aware of action properties? According to the perceptual view, we consciously see them: they are present in our visual phenomenology. However, this view faces some problems. First, I review these problems. Then, I propose an alternative view, according to which we are aware of action properties because we imagine them through a special form of imagery, which I call visuomotor imagery. My account is to be preferred as it offers an explanation of our awareness of action properties without generating all the problems that the perceptual view faces.
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