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Perceptually Constituting the Material Object

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:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is implicit in a typically human perception of a material object? First, perceivability is a contingent property of its bearer, relative to perceiver and conditions. Typically, human perception ... More


The Attention and Perception (2): Assembling the Concept

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:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The definition of perception is defended by piecemeal assembling of the concept of perception. We begin with the assumption that some event is an intentionally directed experience; add that it is of ... More


The Attention and Perception (1)

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:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The two functions of the Attention—providing psychic space for experiences, and bringing phenomenal existents to consciousness—are diverse functions of a unitary phenomenon. And so perception simply ... More


Unperceived Objects

Kenneth P. Winkler

in Berkeley: An Interpretation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235095
eISBN:
9780191598685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235097.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the first of three chapters examining the consequences of Berkeley's immaterialism and the problems to which it gives rise. In the present chapter, I defend a phenomenalist interpretation of ... More


The Representational Theory of Perception and the Problem of Perception

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Reflection on the causal facts of perception leads to a vexed epistemological problem: since any perceptual experience can be caused in ways that don't include an external object stimulating our ... More


Imagination and Perception

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:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The aim is to distinguish imagining‐of from thought‐of a phenomenal object, and ultimately to differentially distinguish perception‐of a phenomenal object from these close experiential neighbours. ... More


Berkeley on the Objects of Perception

Jennifer Smalligan Marušić

in Berkeley's Three Dialogues: New Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198755685
eISBN:
9780191816833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755685.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the first of the Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, Hylas distinguishes two parts or aspects of every perception, namely a sensation, which is an act of mind, and an object immediately ... More


Kinesthesia and the Construction of Perceptual Objects

Olivier Gapenne

in Enaction: Toward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014601
eISBN:
9780262289795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014601.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The aim of this chapter is to study the micro- and ontogenetic processes involved in the phenomenological constitution of space and perceived objects in humans. In lieu of opening up another ... More


The Problem of Complex Perceptual Content

Anna Marmodoro

in Aristotle on Perceiving Objects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199326006
eISBN:
9780199349876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199326006.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

For Aristotle our only means for perceiving the world are the five senses, each individuated by the type of perceptible qualities it is sensitive to: colors for sight, sounds for hearing, etc. Do we ... More


Perception, Desire, and Action: Inextricably Embodied Subjects

David Charles

in The Undivided Self: Aristotle and the 'Mind-Body Problem'

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198869566
eISBN:
9780191912337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869566.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Aristotle, it is argued, applied the style of account he developed for perception of sounds, colours, and tastes to the perception of objects, their size and movement, and to imagination and ... More


Which Causes of an Experience Are Also Objects of the Experience?

Tomasz Budek and Katalin Farkas

in Does Perception Have Content?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199756018
eISBN:
9780199395255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756018.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It is part of the phenomenology of perceptual experiences that objects seem to be presented to us. The first guide to objects is their perceptual presence. Further reflection shows that people take ... More


Lessons from Beyond Vision

Casey O’Callaghan

in Beyond Vision: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198782964
eISBN:
9780191826184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782964.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Recent work on non-visual modalities aims to translate, extend, revise, or unify claims about perception beyond vision. This chapter presents central lessons drawn from attention to hearing, sounds, ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer Church

in Possibilities of Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678440
eISBN:
9780191757945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678440.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The Conclusion looks back at the assumptions of this book which were: perception has a distinctive epistemology and a distinctive phenomenology and a good account of perception ought to do justice to ... More


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