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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


Similarity without Concepts

Christopher Gauker

in Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199599462
eISBN:
9780191729225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599462.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses several arguments to the effect that similarity relations can be recognized only by means of concepts. First, it is argued that we can recognize that x is more like y than like ... More


Perception as an Epistemic Modality

Christian Coseru

in Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199843381
eISBN:
9780199979851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843381.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In unpacking the main tenets of Buddhist epistemology, this chapter offers a detailed analysis of perception as an epistemic modality centred on three main points: (1) the cognitive function of ... More


Seeing What You Hear: Crossmodal Illusions and Perception

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/9780198782964.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Crossmodal perceptual illusions occur when a stimulus to one modality impacts perceptual experience associated with another modality. Unlike synesthesia, crossmodal illusions are intelligible as ... More


Logical Possibilities

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The very idea of non-duality stands seriously violated in the post-Śānkarite orthodoxy and to correct this severe aberration, an entirely new framework is introduced in this chapter. Based on ... More


Forms of ‘Envatment’: ‘Local’ and ‘Global’

Genia Schönbaumsfeld

in The Illusion of Doubt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198783947
eISBN:
9780191826597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783947.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on the following sceptical move: that of arguing that if something can sometimes be the case, it is conceivable that it could always be the case. Or, more pertinently, if one can ... More


The Aperture Capture Illusion

Evan M. Palmer and Philip J. Kellman

in The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794607
eISBN:
9780190654795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.003.0102
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Perception of object shape is typically accurate and robust, even when objects move behind occluding surfaces, thus fragmenting their visible regions across space and over time. However, when an ... More


The case for probabilistic knowledge

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops and defends the thesis that we can know probabilistic contents. It is argued that we can get probabilistic knowledge in all the same ways that we get propositional knowledge, ... More


Metaphor as Perceptual Illusion: Figurative Meaning in Bhartṛhari’s

Roy Tzohar

in A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190664398
eISBN:
9780190664428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664398.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter turns to the understanding of metaphor in the school of grammatical analysis, focusing on Bhartṛhari’s Vākyapadīya (VP), along with its commentaries, and examining its relevance to later ... More


What does the brain know about the outside world?

Mats Lekander

in The Inflamed Feeling: the brain’s role in immune defence

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198863441
eISBN:
9780191895937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863441.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter uses examples from the visual system to provide the reader with a framework to understand the brain’s dilemma in making sense of signals from the body. The brain constructs an impression ... More


Illusions

Brian H. Bornstein and Jeffrey S. Neuschatz

in Hugo Münsterberg's Psychology and Law: A Historical and Contemporary Assessment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190696344
eISBN:
9780190696375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696344.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In this chapter, Münsterberg describes a number of cases and experiments that illustrate the vagaries and unreliability of human perception and memory, producing what he refers to as “illusions.” ... More


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