Problems of Vision: Rethinking the Causal Theory of Perception [NOOK Book]

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At one time the causal theory of perception was regarded as our last best hope of reliably connecting the subjective contents of perception to external reality. With the decline of the view that perception consists of subjective contents, thinkers have had to reconceive the options for explaining perception/world relations. In this break-through study, Gerald Vision proposes a new causal theory, one that engages provocatively with a species of direct realism and makes no use of the now discredited subjectivism. ...
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Problems of Vision: Rethinking the Causal Theory of Perception

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Overview

At one time the causal theory of perception was regarded as our last best hope of reliably connecting the subjective contents of perception to external reality. With the decline of the view that perception consists of subjective contents, thinkers have had to reconceive the options for explaining perception/world relations. In this break-through study, Gerald Vision proposes a new causal theory, one that engages provocatively with a species of direct realism and makes no use of the now discredited subjectivism. Both providing a powerful survey of debate in the philosophy of perception and taking the field in a brilliant new direction, Problems of Vision: Rethinking the Causal Theory of Perception makes invigorating reading for those trying to understand perception - philosophers, students of philosophy, and cognitive psychologists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195355703
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/9/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 449 KB

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Temple University
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 5
2 Objects, Sense-Data, and Visual Episodes 27
3 The Case for Causation 56
4 Visual Data 83
5 The Credulous Eye 115
6 The Generation of Perceptual Belief 149
7 Deviant Causal Chains 181
8 Object Determination 211
9 The Phenomenal Character of Seeing 239
Epilogue 246
Appendix: Frequently Cited Propositions and Tenets 249
Notes 253
Works Cited 263
Index 271
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