Persons and affordances

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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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  • Philosophy
  • Medical and Health Sciences

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  • Affordances, Persons, Norms, Social ontology, Social cognition
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-40
JournalEcological Psychology
Volume32
Issue number1
Early online date2019 Nov 18
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 27
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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