A much better image is that of the dancer. A dancer is locked into an environment, responsive to music, responsive to a partner. The idea that the dance is a state of us, inside of us, or something that happens in us is crazy. Our ability to dance depends on all sorts of things going on inside of us, but that we are dancing is fundamentally an attunement to the world around us.
Friday, November 14, 2008
From Edge, a talk on consciousness by the Gibsonian philosopher Alva Noe. I particularly liked this metaphor he uses: