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Gallagher, S. 2018. The therapeutic reconstruction of affordances. Res Philosophica 95 (4): 719-736.


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.

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