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Perceptual‐Recognitional Abilities and Perceptual Knowledge

Alan Millar

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a conception of recognitional abilities and perceptual-discriminative abilities to make sense of how perceptual experiences make it possible to have cognitive contact with ... More


The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations

Duncan Pritchard, Alan Millar, and Adrian Haddock

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199586264
eISBN:
9780191723360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586264.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

The three parts of the book comprise three distinct investigations under a common theme: enquiry into inter-relationships between issues about the nature of knowledge and issues about the value of ... More


Perceptual Knowledge and Recognitional Abilities

Alan Millar

in The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199586264
eISBN:
9780191723360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586264.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter gives an account of perceptual knowledge in which perceptual-recognitional abilities are central. These abilities are nothing less than knowledge-acquisition abilities. They include ... More


Knowing from Being Told

Alan Millar

in Social Epistemology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577477
eISBN:
9780191595189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577477.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter's discussion focuses on the transmission of knowledge through testimony in straightforward cases. These are cases in which subjects gain knowledge from the say so of a speaker without in ... More


Knowledge from Indicators

Alan Millar

in The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199586264
eISBN:
9780191723360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586264.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter develops an account of clinching evidence in relation to knowledge from indicators, such as knowing that it has rained recently from the wetness of outdoor surfaces. A standard way of ... More


Perceptual Knowledge and Recognitional Abilities

Alan Millar

in Knowing by Perceiving

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198755692
eISBN:
9780191816840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755692.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Recognizing a thing as being some way from its appearance to some sense-modality is knowing that it is that way from that appearance. It is the exercise of a general ability to tell of things that ... More


Abilities, Competences, and Fallibility

Alan Millar

in Performance Epistemology: Foundations and Applications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198746942
eISBN:
9780191809156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746942.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Perceptual knowledge is the outcome of the exercise of perceptual-recognitional abilities. An account of those abilities is set in the context of an account of abilities in general. A success thesis ... More


Perceptual Knowledge and Background Beliefs*

Alan Millar

in Scepticism and Perceptual Justification

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199658343
eISBN:
9780191760983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658343.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is plausible that some perceptual knowledge has rich content—content that goes beyond the superficial appearance of the objects perceived. This poses a problem: how can the way something appears ... More


Perception and the Justification of Belief

Alan Millar

in Knowing by Perceiving

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198755692
eISBN:
9780191816840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755692.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The discussion in this chapter is critical of theories that treat experiences, conceived in a non-relationalistic fashion, as evidence for beliefs, as in the work of Earl Conee and Richard Feldman. ... More


Between Perception and Scientific Knowledge: Aristotle’s Account of Experience

Pieter Sjoerd Hasper and Joel Yurdin

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 47

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198722717
eISBN:
9780191840265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722717.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Scholars have struggled to understand how Aristotle's remarks on experience can be made consistent. On the one hand, there is strong evidence that experience is knowledge of general facts, including ... More


Knowing by Perceiving

Alan Millar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198755692
eISBN:
9780191816840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755692.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Epistemological discussions of perception usually focus on something other than knowledge. They consider how beliefs arising from perception can be justified. With the retreat from knowledge to ... More


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