Gerald van Koeverden gvk at
Thu Mar 22 06:02:31 UTC 2001

> On 3/21/01 6:10 AM, dan everett said:
> >    In any case, one example he gave was that of skiing. When one begins,
> >    every move is conscious and intentional. "put this foot here, that
> >    foot there, bend the knee so, etc." As one becomes better at the
> >    sport, one just has the intention of skiing, the others becoming
> >    subconscious subroutines. But, and this is crucial, all these
> >    subroutines can in principle be brought back to consciousness.

If you decide to learn how to ski, I heartily recomend that you read a good
sports book like the "Inner Game of Skiing" instead of Searle's philosophy.
Galwey the co-author of this book and the author of by the far the best-selling
'how-to' sport book "Inner Game of Tennis" would agree about the role of
intention, but not the role of conscious thought in the act of learning.  And
neither would Betty Edwards-the author of the by far best-selling book on
All learning requires that we 'lose' ourselves in the act of doing.  We can only
become consciously aware or understand of how to do what, after we know how to
do it!

gerry van koeverden

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