Overview

In the last few years there has been an explosion of philosophical interest in perception; after decades of neglect, it is now one of the most fertile areas for new work. Perceptual Experience presents new work by fifteen of the world's leading philosophers. All papers are written specially for this volume, and they cover a broad range of topics dealing with sensation and representation, consciousness and awareness, and the connections between perception and knowledge and between perception and action. This will ...

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Perceptual Experience

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Overview

In the last few years there has been an explosion of philosophical interest in perception; after decades of neglect, it is now one of the most fertile areas for new work. Perceptual Experience presents new work by fifteen of the world's leading philosophers. All papers are written specially for this volume, and they cover a broad range of topics dealing with sensation and representation, consciousness and awareness, and the connections between perception and knowledge and between perception and action. This will be the book on the philosophy of perception, a fascinating resource for philosophers and psychologists.
Contributors include John Campbell, David J. Chalmers, Tim Crane, Fred Dretske, Tamar Szabo Gendler, Anil Gupta, John Hawthorne, Susan Hurley, Mark Johnston, Geoffrey Lee, Eric Lormand, M. G. F. Martin, Alva Noë, Jesse J. Prinz, Sydney Shoemaker, Susanna Siegel, and Michael Tye.

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"Perceptual Experience is an excellent collection of essays that shed light on the philosophical questions that many psychologists neglect...an important volume to add to one's library on perception."—PsycCRITIQUES
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191537271
  • Publisher: NetLibrary, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/19/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 1,015 KB

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Yale University

Oxford University

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Table of Contents

Introduction : perceptual experience 1
1 Manipulating colour : pounding an almond 31
2 Perception and the fall from Eden 49
3 Is there a perceptual relation? 126
4 Perception without awareness 147
5 Experience and knowledge 181
6 Active perception and perceiving action : the shared circuits model 205
7 Better than mere knowledge? : the function of sensory awareness 260
8 The experience of left and right 291
9 Phenomenal impressions 316
10 On being alienated 354
11 Experience without the head 411
12 Beyond appearances : the content of sensation and perception 434
13 On the ways things appear 461
14 Which properties are represented in perception? 481
15 Nonconceptual content, richness, and fineness of grain 504
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