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Organon F

2019, Pages 1–27

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article

The Content of the Body Representations that Guide Everyday Action

Luis Alejandro Murillo Lara

DOI (to be assigned)

Abstract

In this paper, I argue that activities as crossing the road, riding a bike or going through a door involve body representations with non-conceptual mental content. Firstly, I discuss some key objections to the notion of body representations for action, in order to draw out their main consequences. Then I introduce an approach to the content of body representations involved in the guidance of everyday action, which seems to satisfy crucial demands in exchange for moving away from conceptual views on mental content. I conclude by discussing a potential objection to that proposal and presenting some thoughts on the relationship between conceptual and non-conceptual content in this field.

Keywords

Action; body representations; Merleau-Ponty; non-conceptual mental content.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)

Author

Luis Alejandro Murillo Lara

Affiliation

Universitaria Agustiniana

Address

Universitaria Agustiniana, Avenida Ciudad de Cali No. 11b-95, 110821, Bogotá, Colombia

E-mail

luisalejandro.murillo@gmail.com 

About this article

Received

9 August 2018

Accepted

31 May 2019

Published online

4 July 2019

Publishers

Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Cite as

Murillo Lara, L.A. (2019). The Content of the Body Representations that Guide Everyday Action. Organon F, 1–27. https://www.organonf.com/journal/murillolara

Copyright information

© Luis Alejandro Murillo Lara

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