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Persons and affordances

Lo Presti, Patrizio LU (2020) In Ecological Psychology 32(1). p.25-40
Abstract
Interdisciplinary interest in affordances is increasing. This paper is a philosophical contribution. The question is: Do persons offer affordances? Analysis of the concepts ‘person’ and ‘affordance’ supports an affirmative answer. On a widely accepted understanding of what persons are, persons exhibit many of the features typical of socionormative affordances. However, to understand persons as offering affordances requires, on the face of it, stretching traditional understandings of the concept of affordance: persons, in contrast to the organisms that partially constitute persons, do not seem to be available to perception. This and similar worries are responded to.
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Contribution to journal
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keywords
Affordances, Persons, Norms, Social ontology, Social cognition
in
Ecological Psychology
volume
32
issue
1
pages
25 - 40
publisher
Taylor & Francis
external identifiers
  • scopus:85075368486
ISSN
1040-7413
DOI
10.1080/10407413.2019.1689821
project
A dispute on the rationale for methodological individualism
language
English
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yes
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1760cef8-9ae3-45db-b4e9-77c4afa68eb9
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2019-05-29 19:00:16
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2020-01-29 11:44:15
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  series       = {Ecological Psychology},
  title        = {Persons and affordances},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/71971140/Lo_Presti_P._2019_._Persons_and_affordances.pdf},
  doi          = {10.1080/10407413.2019.1689821},
  volume       = {32},
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