Affective affordances: Direct perception meets affectivity

Perspectiva Filosófica 49 (5):19-51 (2022)
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Abstract

In this paper, I explore and examine different ways in which affectivity is related to perception within ecological psychology. I assess whether some of those ways compromise the realist and direct aspects of traditional ecological perception. I sustain that they don’t. Affectivity, at least in some cases, turns the perception of fine-grained affordances possible. For an engaged perceiver, affectivity is not optional.

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Eros Carvalho
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

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