HEYLIGHEN states:"How distinctions are made (i.e., which distinctions out of the infinite number of potential distinctions are selected), and how they are connected, will determine the structure of a representation and, hence, its adequacy in predicting the observed behavior of the system" (1990a, p.427).
The built up of any representation is necessarily based on perceptive conditioning as well as perceptive intentionality. This is the global lesson of ethology (von ÜEXKÜLL, LORENZ and their successors) and of phenomenology of perception (von BRENTANO, von WEIZäCKER, KÖHLER, KOFFKA, MERLEAU PONTY and others).
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