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Open peer commentary on the article “Perception-Action Mutuality Obviates Mental Construction” by Martin Flament Fultot, Lin Nie & Claudia Carello. Upshot: The main goal of this commentary is to make more discriminative the comparison between enactive and ecological theories of perception. Emergence at the level of the animal-environment system might be playing the role attributed to mental construction in basic perceptual processes. If correct, this would render some forms of enactivism compatible with the theoretical tenets of the target article.
Dotov D. (2016) Perception-action mutuality does not obviate emergence or the animal’s active role in the perceptual act. Constructivist Foundations 11(2): 308–309. http://constructivist.info/11/2/308
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