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Perceptual Systems and Perceptual Beliefs

Jack C. Lyons

in Perception and Basic Beliefs: Zombies, Modules and the Problem of the External World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373578
eISBN:
9780199871988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373578.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter articulates and defends the view that a perceptual belief is a belief that is the output of a perceptual system, i.e., a perceptual module, where the notion of a perceptual module is ... More


Experiential Justification

Anthony Brueckner

in Epistemology: New Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199264933
eISBN:
9780191718472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264933.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on the justification of perceptual beliefs. It begins by considering various theories of justification. It argues that the most attractive view of perceptual justification is ... More


Introduction

John Foster

in The Nature of Perception

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237693
eISBN:
9780191597442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237693.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The broad representative theory (BRT) claims that, whenever someone perceives a physical item, his perceptual contact with it is psychologically mediated, i.e. it is constituted by the combination of ... More


Introduction

Ryan Nichols

in Thomas Reid's Theory of Perception

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199276912
eISBN:
9780191707759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276912.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter begins by outlining the main goal of this book, which is to determine the content of Reid's theory of perception. This theory includes his analyses of: the intentionality of cognition, ... More


Preconceptual Representation

Jerry A. Fodor

in LOT 2: The Language of Thought Revisited

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199548774
eISBN:
9780191721106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548774.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that at least some of the mental representations that are causally implicated in the formation of perceptual beliefs are indeed non-conceptual. The line of argument offered goes ... More


Awareness

Casey O'Callaghan

in A Multisensory Philosophy of Perception

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198833703
eISBN:
9780191872129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833703.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Perceptual capacities need not be reflected as such in perceptual consciousness. Thus, a subject could possess multisensory perceptual capacities while perceptual consciousness remains sense ... More


Looks, Reasons, and Experiences

Kathrin Glüer

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/9780199756018.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

According to the phenomenal belief account, perceptual experiences are a kind of belief. They have contents of a certain form: They ascribe ‘phenomenal’ properties to ordinary material objects, ... More


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