Affordances as Qualities

@inproceedings{Ortmann2010AffordancesAQ,
  title={Affordances as Qualities},
  author={Jens Ortmann and Werner Kuhn},
  booktitle={FOIS},
  year={2010}
}
Affordances elude ontology. They have been recognized to play a role in categorization, especially of artifacts, but also of natural features. Yet, attempts to ontologize them face problems ranging from their presumed subjective nature to the fact that they involve potential actions, not objects or properties. We take a fresh look at the ontology of affordances, based on a simple insight: affordances are perceived by agents and may lead to actions, just like qualities are perceived and may lead… CONTINUE READING
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