In this paper, I compare Edmund Husserl’s and Alva Noë’s accounts of perception. Focusing on the description of perspectival appearance, I will argue that, for both authors, perception shall be understood as a dynamic skillful activity and as a process of discovery. I shall argue that the phenomenological inquiry into the intentional structures of perceptual consciousness can complement the dynamic view of perception put forward by enactivism. Notably, such a phenomenological inquiry will allow us to shed light on the temporality of the perceptual process and its relation to spatiality, and to characterize the specific nature of perceptual activity.
Keywords: Phenomenology, enactivism, perception, temporality, perspective, activity