Perception, Realism, and the Problem of Reference

Perception, Realism, and the Problem of Reference


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107414648
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/06/2014
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Athanasios Raftopoulos is professor of Epistemology and Cognitive Science in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cyprus. He is the author of Cognition and Perception: How Do Psychology and the Neural Sciences Inform Philosophy (2009), editor of Cognitive Penetrability of Perception: Attention, Action, Planning, and Bottom-up Constraints (2005) and co-editor of Emergence and Transformation in the Mind: Modelling and Measuring Cognitive Change (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Peter Machamer is professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, Associate Director of Pittsburgh's Center for Philosophy of Science and a member of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). He is co-author, with J. E. McGuire, of Descartes' Changing Mind (2009). He is co-editor, with Gereon Wolters, of Interpretation (2010) and, with Michael Silberstein, of Blackwell's Guide to Philosophy of Science (2002).

Table of Contents

1. Reference, perception, and realism Athanassios Raftopoulos and Peter Machamer; 2. Towards an (improved) interdisciplinary investigation of demonstrative reference Amanda Brovold and Rick Grush; 3. Visual demonstratives Mohan Matthen; 4. Losing grip on the world: from illusion to sense-data Derek Brown; 5. Perceiving the intended model John Campbell; 6. Individuation, reference, and sortal terms Jonathan Lowe; 7. Action, perception, and reference Peter Machamer and Lisa Osbeck; 8. Personal and semantic reference Gerald Vision; 9. Reference from a behaviorist point of view Don Howard; 10. Causal-descriptivism and the reference of theoretical terms Stathis Psillos; 11. Scientific representation, denotation, and explanatory power Demetris Portides; 12. Referring to localized cognitive operations in parts of dynamically active brains William Bechtel.

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