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Can anyone one provide counterexamples to the following: The assumption that all human behavioural level activity (i.e. no sub-personal or subconscious processes) can be bifurcated into two kinds of routines (activities, tasks, processes)- those that are representational and those that are non-representational; and that all activity is essentially a combination or ratio of the two.

By “non-representational routines” I mean causally efficacious or mechanically productive environmental interactivity. Examples are: making a cup of coffee, cooking an egg, walking your dog, riding your bike, driving your car, throwing a ball, taking a bath, mowing the lawn, building a house, etc.

By “representational routine” I mean activity that consists in (linguistically mediated) thought and its communication (production) and or interpretation (consumption). Examples are: armchair rumination, inner mumblings, judging, thinking, believing, realizing, remembering, prediction, expecting, deeming, suspecting, surmising, assuming, conjecturing, planning, goal setting, reasoning, calculating, inferring, imagining, fantasising, understanding, comprehending, (philosophizing!) etc. Inscription/enunciation: writing, texting, scrawling, sketching, illustrating, blogging, speaking/talking, discussing, debating, lecturing, miming, acting, etc. Reading/interpreting: speech, text, icons, symbols, signs, maps, (technical) drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables, etc.

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In the ‘representationalist vs. anti-representationalist’ literature, there is much division on what kinds of activities depend on taking recourse to ‘inner mental representations’ or ‘inner models’. Some say none (Dreyfus, Hutto, Myin, et al.), some say a lot (Analytic philosophers in general) and the apparently sensible position seems to somewhere in the middle (Sutton, Christensen, Clark, Toribiro, Barsalou, Kosslyn, et al.). The question seeks to ask if there are examples of (behavioral level) activity that is neither one, the other or a combination of the two. –  jimpliciter Sep 29 '14 at 1:24
Welcome to cogsci.SE! Citations for this approach you want to argue against would help potential answerers be specific and informed. –  Krysta Sep 29 '14 at 12:18

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