Anticipation and ontology

Mechsner, Franz (2012) Anticipation and ontology. International Journal of General Systems, 41 (1). pp. 23-42. ISSN 0308-1079

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03081079.2011.622092

Abstract

Anticipation has recently been rediscovered by psychologists as a fundamental aspect of human cognitive–motoric activity. Cognitive anticipation is connected to goal directedness and purposefulness of mental activity. Humans perceive and cogitate in service of goals and purposes, i.e. in an action-related and action-relevant way that gives special status to goals and anticipation. With this in mind, I suggest that there are three fundamental and distinct kinds of prototypical situational schemes, or naïve event ontologies, which are defined and distinguished by the underlying causal scheme. These three ontologies are characterized by prototypical anticipatory schemes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anticipation, causality, ideomotor, motor behaviour, ontology
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 11:21
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:33
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4256

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