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Sense Experience

Mohan Matthen

in Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199268504
eISBN:
9780191602283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268509.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the role and character of sensory experience. Sensory classification can lead to action by means of direct manipulation of the effector system; when this is so, the output of ... More


Sensing and Doing

Mohan Matthen

in Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199268504
eISBN:
9780191602283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268509.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Sensory systems do not passively pick up features available in the ambient energy patterns. According to the Coevolution Thesis propounded here, they provide an organism with discriminatory abilities ... More


Perception and the Experience of Objectivity

Jennifer Church

in Possibilities of Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678440
eISBN:
9780191757945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678440.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Several different understandings of perceptual immediacy are criticized. A vivid example of immediate knowledge is then introduced to highlight the need for self-evident objectivity, and the ... More


Distinguishing the Commonsense Senses

Roberto Casati, Jérôme Dokic, and François Le Corre

in Perception and Its Modalities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199832798
eISBN:
9780199381609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832798.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter proposes a methodological strategy to investigate the individuation of the senses from both a commonsensical and a scientific point of view. It starts by discussing some traditional and ... More


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