Josh Shepherd: The experience of acting and the structure of phenomenal consciousness

Dr Joshua Shepherd (University of Oxford) speaks at the Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group, 12th October 2016.

Abstract: I offer an account of the experience of acting that demonstrates how agentive aspects of experience associated with the execution of intentions are richly integrated with perceptual aspects associated with parts of action taking place in the publicly observable world. First, I discuss extant accounts of the experience of acting, noting deficiencies. Next, I offer my own account, drawing on Casey O’Callaghan’s work on multi-modal perception. In conclusion, I discuss ramifications for psychology and philosophy.