Action in perception 2024

Welcome to the Action in Perception 2024 Conference!

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Alva Noë's Action In Perception, a seminal work in enactivist theory, this conference brings together leading international scholars to explore enactivist themes, reassess the theory's current position, and stimulate future research.

“Perception is not something that happens in us; it is something we do.” This is the leading idea of Noë’s distinctive version of the enactive approach laid out in Action in Perception. In his later writing — e.g. Out of Our Heads (2009); Varieties of Presence (2012); Strange Tools 2015); The Entanglement (2023) — this proposition has offered a frame for thinking anew about experience, presence, technology, life, art, and value, as well as the projects of philosophy and cognitive science themselves.

The purpose of this meeting is to encourage discussion and intervention from thinkers working across different fields (in and outside philosophy and cognitive science) and orientations (within and without enactivism and phenomenology).


Important days

  • Registration opens: May 27, 2024
  • The deadline for registration: August 20, 2024
  • The programme will be released: August 2024