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Re: [xmca] In-sight from Out-side

Mike could you post an attachment of the review?

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From: mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 8:42 am
Subject: [xmca] In-sight from Out-side
To: "eXtended Mind, Culture,Activity" <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>

> Martin sent me an interesting book review about james gibson. 
> Importantreading for those interested in the broad question of 
> cultural-historical
> approaches to human nature and german-russian-american 
> connections in
> particular, but the following statement really caught my attention:
> image had to be richer than empiricists generally thought it to be.
> Gibson nonetheless remained a Berkleian until after his aviation 
> studies,which appeared in 1947. Though Lombardo does not say so, 
> this is eloquent
> testimony to the power of Gibson's academic socialization. For 
> him as for
> others, especially in the United States, being a laboratory 
> scientist meant
> being an elementaristic empiricist. The impetus to rethinking 
> came only
> from work in a nonlaboratory setting. With automotive engineer 
> LaurenceCrooks, Gibson had begun in 1938 to study the role of 
> perception in
> practical
> problems, such as driving a car. This work and his aviation 
> studies during
> World War II impressed on Gibson the centrality of veridical 
> perception,and led eventually to his including the environment 
> and its structures in
> perceptual theory.
> Sure enough coincides with my experience, and not only, I suspect.
> mike
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