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Introspection, Explanation, and Perceptual Experience: Resisting Metaphysical Disjunctivism

Aaron Zimmerman

in Introspection and Consciousness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744794
eISBN:
9780199933396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744794.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to metaphysical disjunctivists, veridical visual experience and hallucination do not have a common nature. The chapter argues that disjunctivism so defined is incompatible with common sense ... More


Perception, Hallucination, and Illusion

William Fish

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195381344
eISBN:
9780199869183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381344.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The idea of a disjunctive theory of visual experiences first found expression in J. M. Hinton's pioneering 1973 book Experiences. The first monograph in this exciting area since then, this book ... More


Why Explain Visual Experience in Terms of Content?

Adam Pautz

in Perceiving the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195386196
eISBN:
9780199866748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386196.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The standard arguments for explaining visual experience in terms of intentional content are based on the transparency observation, physicalism about the mind, or on the analysis of statements ... More


Mind-Independence and Visual Phenomenology

Maja Spener

in Introspection and Consciousness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744794
eISBN:
9780199933396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744794.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Many philosophers claim that ordinary visual experience is as of mind-independent things. This is a claim about the phenomenal character of experience. It tends to be regarded as a simple ... More


Which Properties are Represented in Perception?

Susanna Siegel

in Perceptual Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What kind of information is found in visual experience, and what kind can be found only in judgments made on its basis? Do we visually experience arrays of colored shapes, variously illuminated, and ... More


Nonconceptual Content, Richness, and Fineness of Grain

Michael Tye

in Perceptual Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter puts forth and defends three related claims about visual experience. First, it is argued that visual experiences have nonconceptual contents. Second, an explanation and defence is ... More


Cognition of Structure

Marcus Giaquinto

in Visual Thinking in Mathematics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199285945
eISBN:
9780191713811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285945.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter investigates the nature of our grasp of structures by means of visual experience. Structures, which are properties of structured sets of things, are abstract. Does this mean that we can ... More


Do Experiences Have Contents?

Susanna Siegel

in Perceiving the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195386196
eISBN:
9780199866748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386196.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This paper argues that despite the differences between perception and belief, perception involves states that are importantly similar to beliefs: conscious visual experiences. According to the ... More


Sensorimotor knowledge and the contents of experience

Julian Kiverstein

in Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199551118
eISBN:
9780191594960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551118.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter takes up an argument by Andy Clark according to which one lesson of research that purports to establish the existence of two-visual systems is that the content of experience must ... More


Knowing What I See

Alex Byrne

in Introspection and Consciousness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744794
eISBN:
9780199933396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744794.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I know that a pig is present by seeing it, but how do I know that I see a pig? Surprisingly little attention has been paid to this difficult question. (Evans and Dretske are notable exceptions.) The ... More


Extended vision

Robert A. Wilson

in Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199551118
eISBN:
9780191594960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551118.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Vision constitutes an interesting domain, or range of domains, for debate over the extended mind thesis: the idea that minds extend physically beyond the boundaries of the body. In part this is ... More


Two visual systems and the feeling of presence

Mohan Matthen

in Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199551118
eISBN:
9780191594960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551118.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Vision subserves two kinds of function. First, it classifies objects for creating and updating the databases that help an organism keep track of the state of the world (descriptive vision). Second, ... More


Seeing an Aspect and Seeing under an Aspect

Brian O’Shaughnessy

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter is concerned to show how Wittgenstein’s later-period discussions of the varieties of aspect perception call attention to the fact that understanding is centrally and irreducibly involved ... More


Visual Experience: Sensation, Cognition, and Constancy

Gary Hatfield and Sarah Allred (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199597277
eISBN:
9780191741883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597277.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Seeing happens effortlessly and yet is endlessly complex. Among the most fascinating aspects of visual perception is its stability and constancy. As we shift our gaze or move about the world, the ... More


Pictorial Experience

Dominic Lopes

in Understanding Pictures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272037
eISBN:
9780191699566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272037.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter is concerned with the idea of why, when people look at a picture, they typically have a visual experience of its subject, and how this experience occurs alongside an experience of the ... More


Concluding remarks

Janette Atkinson

in The Developing Visual Brain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198525998
eISBN:
9780191712395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525998.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter summarizes the neuroscientific model of visual development that emerges from the work discussed in the book, including the role of dorsal and ventral cortical streams, and considers ... More


‘Translucence’

Brian O'Shaughnessy

in Consciousness and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Are there some mental phenomena for which insight is necessarily inexistent? The Freudian ‘Id’, and Schopenhauerian ‘Will’, have been joined in latter days by certain cerebral phenomena, all of which ... More


Fiction, Symbolic Simulation, and Reality

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

A recurrent problem in aesthetics and theories of fiction and representation in art (whether literature, art, or film) is the status and validity of representation itself. Are representations true or ... More


Perceiving the World

Bence Nanay (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195386196
eISBN:
9780199866748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386196.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophy of perception has recently become one of the most important and most central subfields of philosophical research.This book aims to give a representative sample of the new approaches in ... More


Experience and the Perception of Biological Motion

Frank E. Pollick, Corinne Jola, Karin Petrini, Lawrie S. McKay, Phil McAleer, Seon Hee Jang, Christine MacLeod,, and David R. Simmons

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Many discussions of biological motion perception involve a description of observers’ attunements for recognizing gender, emotion, action, and identity from point-light displays. This chapter ... More


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