Current Scientific Results Regarding Perception: Grist to the Mill of Philosophical Pragmatism?

Jaroslav Peregrin



Recent scientific results concerning human perception and human action indicate, that not only there is no action without perception (which would not be so surprising), but also that there is no perception without action (which is much greater surprise). The view of how humans perceive has completely changed (as best documented in the case of vision); and there appear even such extreme views as that perception and action are in fact one and the same thing. Similarly, the research of the motivation structures in the foundation of theory forming erases the sharp boundary between theory and praxis. It seems to me that this is a somewhat surprising grist to the mill of philosophical pragmatism.


vnímání; konání; teorie; praxe; pragmatismus

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TEORIE VĚDY / THEORY OF SCIENCE – journal for interdisciplinary studies of science is published twice a year by the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies). ISSN 1210-0250 (Print) ISSN 1804-6347 (Online) MK ČR E 18677 web: /// email: