What is it like to be really good at something? If you are an expert soccer player, do you need to think about what you are doing as you are doing it? If you’re a guitarist and you think about the position of your fingers while playing, will this mess you up? Are expert ballet dancers really performing effortlessly, or does their movement only look effortless? More generally, after you have developed a high level of skill, do you have explicit knowledge of your actions as you are doing them, or does it all just happen without a “you” even being there? In this course, we’ll delve into these and other questions concerning the relations between thought, action, experience and knowledge.
Barbara Gail Montero
Tagsaesthetics Alvin Goldman Anders Ericsson bodily awareness body problem Brian O'Shaunessy causal closure chess Chomsky Ciskszentimialyi conceivability consciousness dance David Chalmers David Lewis effortlessness expertise Frank Jackson grounding Hegel Hempel's dilemma Hubert Dreyfus Hume improvisation infinity intuition Jennifer Hornsby John McDowell John Sutton L.A. Paul Marcel Proust meaning of life memory mind-body problem music nineteenth-century German philosophy nonmental panpsychism perception philosophy of action physicalism pi Plato poems proprioception rationality Richard Shusterman Russellian Monism sex somaesthetics sports supervenience the causal argument for physicalism the knowledge argument The Materialismusstreit the physical the unconscious Transformative Experience trying utilitarianism via negativa zombies