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 The Knowledge Argument, Diaphanousness, Representationalism

Frank Jackson

in Phenomenal Concepts and Phenomenal Knowledge: New Essays on Consciousness and Physicalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171655
eISBN:
9780199871339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171655.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops a representationalist view about perceptual experience and defends its application to the knowledge argument. This view is based partly on the idea that perceptual experience is ... More


Perceptual Experience

Tamar Szabo Gendler and John Hawthorne (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The topic of perceptual experience lies at the center of a number of important debates in epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the psychology of perception. In recent years, it has become one of ... More


Perception, Imagination, and Demonstrative Reference: A Sellarsian Account

Paul Coates

in Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573301
eISBN:
9780191722172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573301.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In an important late essay, ‘The Role of the Imagination in Kant's Theory of Experience’, Sellars brings together ideas about the complex nature of perceptual consciousness and the content of ... More


Perception and Reason

Bill Brewer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250455
eISBN:
9780191597114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250456.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses the role of conscious experiences in the acquisition of empirical knowledge. Most epistemology of perception takes a person's possession of beliefs about the mind‐independent world for ... More


Perception, action, and consciousness

N. Gangopadhyay, M. Madary, and F. Spicer

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/9780199551118.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of this book, which is to outline the results of the conference on Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two-Visual Systems ... 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


“Another I”: Representing Conscious States, Perception, and Others *

Christopher Peacocke

in Thought, Reference, and Experience: Themes from the Philosophy of Gareth Evans

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199248964
eISBN:
9780191719387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248964.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores how we think about conscious perceptual experience, both our own and that of others. It begins by considering the first-person case, that in which a thinker judges that he ... More


Constant Enough: On the Kinds of Perceptual Constancy Worth Having

Frank H. Durgin, Anna J. Ruff, and Robert C. Russell

in Visual Experience: Sensation, Cognition, and Constancy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199597277
eISBN:
9780191741883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597277.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

This chapter argues that whereas perceptual experience is underconstant in one sense, it is virtually constant insofar as it is functionally stable and predictable. The possibility of distinguishing ... More


Conscious Subjects

Robert Kirk

in Raw Feeling: A philosophical account of the essence of consciousness

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236795
eISBN:
9780191679353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236795.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

To be a subject of conscious perceptual experience a system must have the Basic Package, understood realistically. Also some incoming perceptual information must act directly on its main assessment ... More


Experience and Reason

Bill Brewer

in Perception and Reason

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250455
eISBN:
9780191597114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250456.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Offers the Switching Argument for the claim, (2), that only reason‐giving relations between perceptual experiences and empirical beliefs could possibly serve the content‐determining role required by ... More


Qualia and Sensory Content

Joseph Mendola

in Anti-Externalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the correct internalist account of perceptual experience involves four key claims, that sensory contents are qualia, that experiences of qualia are constituted in a necessary ... More


Representing the World Egocentrically

Berit Brogaard

in Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796908
eISBN:
9780199933235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796908.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In Relativism and Monadic Truth Herman Cappelen and John Hawthorne set out to defend a monadic theory of truth that takes all propositions to have truth-values simpliciter. The core of their argument ... More


The Rational Role of Perceptual Experiences

Bill Brewer

in Perception and Reason

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250455
eISBN:
9780191597114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250456.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Asks how exactly perceptual experiences do provide reasons for empirical beliefs. My answer is that they furnish the subject with certain essentially experiential demonstrative contents—‘that is ... More


Perception

Alvin Plantinga

in Warrant and Proper Function

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195078640
eISBN:
9780199872213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195078640.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, I point out a few salient features of my account of warrant as it applies to perception and perceptual warrant. On my account, a perceptual judgment of mine (or yours) constitutes ... More


The Nature of Perception

John Foster

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237693
eISBN:
9780191597442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237693.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Within the framework of a realist view of the physical world, there are two general theories of the nature of perception. The first is strong direct realism (SDR). This accepts a realist view of the ... More


Perception and intermediaries

Kathrin Glüer

in Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697519
eISBN:
9780191742316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697519.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Davidson famously held that only beliefs provide reasons for belief. Perceptual experiences, he claimed, are not even propositional attitudes, and thus are doubly disqualified from being ... More


Belief and Experience

Bill Brewer

in Perception and Reason

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250455
eISBN:
9780191597114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250456.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Offers the Strawson Argument for the claim, (1), that the most basic beliefs about the spatial world have their contents only in virtue of their standing in certain relations with perceptual ... More


Alston on Religious Experience

Robert McKim

in Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128352
eISBN:
9780199834488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128354.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The analysis of perceptual religious experience proposed by William Alston does not undermine the case for the Critical Stance. On the contrary, religious diversity is a more serious problem for his ... More


Perception and its Objects

Bill Brewer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199260256
eISBN:
9780191725470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents, motivates, and defends a new solution to a fundamental problem in the philosophy of perception. What is the correct theoretical conception of perceptual experience, and how should ... More


Perceptual Content

Stephen Everson

in Aristotle on Perception

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238638
eISBN:
9780191597374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238630.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Everson examines Aristotle's use of the term empeiria, particularly as it appears in Metaphysics I.1 and Posterior Analytics II.19. Empeiria is usually translated as ‘experience’, but Everson argues ... More


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