Some Problems Concerning a Relational Concept of Mind

@inproceedings{Meyering1997SomePC,
  title={Some Problems Concerning a Relational Concept of Mind},
  author={Theo C. Meyering},
  year={1997}
}
In discussing Looren de Jong's `Some Remarks on a Relational Concept of Mind' (1997), this paper signals some foundational problems for ecological psychology, indeed for any psychology trying to incorporate a `relational' concept of mind. Central to Gibson's theory is the notion of function. But how scientifically viable are (teleo)functional explanations? Specifically, the paper critically examines whether such ('broad') functional categories as sensitivity-for-affordances (a crucial notion in… CONTINUE READING