DS-2008-05: Unreflective Action: A Philosophical Contribution to Integrative Neuroscience

DS-2008-05: Rietveld, Erik (2008) Unreflective Action: A Philosophical Contribution to Integrative Neuroscience. Doctoral thesis, University of Amsterdam.

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In many situations in our daily lives we act adequately, yet
unreflectively. With certainty and fluency we turn the pages of a
book, maintain an appropriate distance from the other people in an
elevator, and without deliberation we stop the pedestrian next to us,
who, while about to cross the street, does not notice an oncoming car.
Often we just act, and normally this immediate action is
appropriate. The aim of this dissertation is to contribute to a better
understanding of such adequate unreflective action.

Using works by Aristotle, Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty, Dreyfus, and
McDowell, this complex phenomenon is approached primarily from a
philosophical perspective, but one that is open to insights from
affective science and neuroscience. Such an integrative approach is
important because it is only through integration of the findings of
various disciplines that we can achieve a thorough understanding of
adequate unreflective action.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Report Nr: DS-2008-05
Series Name: ILLC Dissertation (DS) Series
Year: 2008
Depositing User: Dr Marco Vervoort
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2022 15:16
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022 15:16
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/2065

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