The Agent in Magenta: Action, Colour and Consciousness

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Abstract

How should we understand the relationship between conscious perception and action? Does an appeal to action have any place in an account of color experience? This essay aims to shed light on the first question by giving a positive response to the second. I consider two types of enactive approach to perceptual consciousness, and two types of account of color perception. Each approach to color perception faces serious objections. However, the two views can be combined in a way that resists the criticisms to each. Furthermore, the hybrid view we arrive at lets us see
which enactive account of perceptual consciousness we should prefer in the case of color.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-23
JournalPsyche
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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