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Philosophy of Perception: The New Wave

Bence Nanay

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/9780195386196.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory essay aims to explain why and in what way perception became a very central field of philosophical research by asking what questions contemporary philosophers of perception are ... More


Introduction

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:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The aim is to provide a theory of consciousness, and of the relation of consciousness through perception with the World. Consciousness is not a mystery, being an internal state analysable into ... More


Perception and the Fall from Eden

David J. Chalmers

in The Character of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195311105
eISBN:
9780199870851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311105.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter takes up the issue of the contents of experience where Chapter 11 leaves off. It argues that the account of Fregean content in Chapter 11 has some important inadequacies concerning its ... More


Philosophy of Perception as a Guide to Aesthetics

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter urges us to consider the philosophy of perception to be a guide to aesthetics. More precisely, its claim is that many, maybe even most traditional problems in aesthetics are in fact ... More


Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

M. Chirimuuta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Is color real or illusory, mind independent or mind dependent? The metaphysical debate over color has gone on at least since the seventeenth century. In this book, M. Chirimuuta draws on contemporary ... More


Introduction

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/9780198833703.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents the book’s thesis, its central themes, and its plan of attack. First, it describes the unisensory paradigms for investigating perception that until recently prevailed in science ... More


Aesthetics

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199658442
eISBN:
9780191748141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658442.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The claim defended in this chapter is that aesthetics is about experiences, so philosophy of perception is the natural place to turn if we want to engage with debates in aesthetics. This approach ... More


The Obscure Object of Hallucination

Mark Johnston

in Disjunctivism: Contemporary Readings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026550
eISBN:
9780262255219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026550.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the controversy between the so-called Conjunctivists and Disjunctivists over the nature of hallucination and veridical sensing. The perplexing nature of the combination of ... More


Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception

Bence Nanay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199658442
eISBN:
9780191748141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658442.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Aesthetics is about some special and unusual ways of experiencing the world. Not just artworks, but also nature and ordinary objects. But then if we apply the remarkably elaborate and sophisticated ... More


Evaluative Perception

Anna Bergqvist and Robert Cowan (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198786054
eISBN:
9780191827747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786054.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Evaluation is ubiquitous. Indeed, it isn't an exaggeration to say that we assess actions, character, events, and objects as good, cruel, beautiful, etc., almost every day of our lives. Although ... More


Does Perception Have Content?

Berit Brogaard (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199756018
eISBN:
9780199395255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756018.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book addresses fundamental questions about the nature of perceptual content. The primarily focus of the volume is on the question of whether perception has content. This question has exerted a ... More


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