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Playing Twenty Questions with Nature (The Surprise Version): Reflections on the Dynamics of Experience
Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science
  • John M. Flach, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Sidney Dekker
  • Peter John Stappers
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
It is a common complaint that the science of cognition does not do justice to either the reality of cognition in the wild or to the demands of engineering socio-technical systems. This article draws on examples from early functionalist/pragmatist views in psychology, modern physics and dynamical systems theory to explore the ontological basis of this complaint. Tentative steps are made toward a new way to frame an ontology of experience. In this framework, the duality (complementary nature) of control and observation is offered as an alternative to the dichotomy (independent nature) of mind and matter.
DOI
10.1080/14639220601095353
Citation Information
John M. Flach, Sidney Dekker and Peter John Stappers. "Playing Twenty Questions with Nature (The Surprise Version): Reflections on the Dynamics of Experience" Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science Vol. 9 Iss. 2 (2008) p. 125 - 154 ISSN: 1463922X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_flach/145/