Affordance

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An affordance is a relational property of both a System and its Environment.

It is “an action possibility available in the environment [that] exists relative to the action capabilitiesEvans et al. 2017, 37

of the system and “as such, […] cut[s] across the objective-subjective dichotomy”Harwood & Hafezieh 2017, 2f.

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The totality of a system’s affordances are its Umwelt in the sense of von Uexküll:

an environment-world which is (according to Giorgio Agamben), “constituted by a more or less broad series of elements [called]”carriers of significance” or “marks” which are the only things that interest the animal”.

Affordances contribute to attractors.