Phenomenological transparency underpins affordances

Phenomenological transparency refers to the experience of a tool being part of your body. Drivers extend their situational awareness to that of their car. Phenomeneological transparency and the mechanisms which presumably support it might be the foundation of affordances. However, it seems to be proportional to the fluency of using tools. With a strong enactive and premotor attitude, one could envision a phenomenological theory of affordances which might integrate with James Gibson’s model. The phenomenology of tools for thought and their affordances provides a particularly intriguing line of inquiry. Interestingly enough, this suggests that tools get on equal footing with other parts of the body.

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