The first undergraduate seminar will focus on the idea of absorbed coping. The reading is the section on absorbed coping from chapter 3 of the GuideBook. It’s available in the module dropbox. I will also email it to all of you.
We will begin thinking through the case of Schneider and what Merleau-Ponty wants to do with it in lectures, picking up our discussion in the seminars.
Here are some questions to help focus your reading:
- What does Merleau-Ponty mean by an agent’s actual situation?
- How is your actual situation related to what you are currently doing?
- What is a concrete action, according to Merleau-Ponty?
- What is an abstract action, according to Merleau-Ponty?
- How are (some) actions accomplished on his picture?
- What is a motor skill?
- How are motor skills related to the perception of affordances?