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Res Philosophica

Volume 95, Issue 4, October 2018

Shaun Gallagher
Pages 719-736
DOI: 10.11612/resphil.1723

The Therapeutic Reconstruction of Affordances

I argue that a variety of physical disabilities, and neurological and psychiatric disorders can be understood in terms of changes to the subject’s affordance space. Understanding disorders in this way also has some implications for therapy. On the basis of a phenomenological- and pragmatist-inspired enactivism I propose an affordance-based approach to therapy with a focus on changing physical, social, and cultural environments, and I consider the role of virtual and mixed realities in this context.