The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception

by Mohan Matthen (Editor)

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception by Mohan Matthen

The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Perception is a survey by leading philosophical thinkers of contemporary issues and new thinking in philosophy of perception. It includes sections on the history of the subject, introductions to contemporary issues in the epistemology, ontology and aesthetics of perception, treatments of the individual sense modalities and of the things we perceive by means of them, and a consideration of how perceptual information is integrated and consolidated. New analytic tools and applications to other areas of philosophy are discussed in depth. Each of the forty-five entries is written by a leading expert, some collaborating with younger figures; each seeks to introduce the reader to a broad range of issues. All contain new ideas on the topics covered; together they demonstrate the vigour and innovative zeal of a young field. The book is accessible to anybody who has an intellectual interest in issues concerning perception.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199600472
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/02/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 1,093,095
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author

Mohan Matthen, University of Toronto

Mohan Matthen studied Physics as an undergraduate at St. Stephen's College in Delhi, and took a PhD from Stanford University. He is currently Canada Research Chair in the Philosophy of Perception at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His current research is in philosophy of biology and philosophy of perception. He is working on a book that reconceptualises perception as an action, and on other topics around perception, including aesthetic pleasure and the proper way to understand secondary qualities.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Mohan Matthen
I. Historical Background
1. Perception in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Victor Caston
2. Perception in Medieval Philosophy, Dominik Perler
3. Skepticism and Perception, Baron Reed
4. Perception in Early Modern Philosophy, Alison Simmons
5. Perception in Philosophy and Psychology in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries, Gary Hatfield
6. Sense Data, Paul Snowdon
7. Phenomenological Approaches, Charles Siewert
II. Contemporary Philosophical Approaches
8. Perceptual Representation/Perceptual Content, Bence Nanay
9. Perception and the First Person, Christopher Peacocke
10. Nonconceptual Content, Wayne Wright
11. Disjunctivism, Heather Logue
12. Action Based Accounts, Pierre Jacob
13. Perceptual Reports, Berit Brogaard
III. The Senses
14. Vision, David Hilbert
15. Audition, Matt Nudds
16. Touch, Frederique de Vignemont and Olivier Massin
17. The Chemical Senses, Barry Smith
18. The Bodily Senses, J. Brendan Ritchie and Peter Carruthers
19. Unconscious perception, Jesse Prinz
IV. What We Perceive
20. Object Perception, Roberto Casati
21. Primary and Secondary Qualities, Peter Ross
22. Colour, Kathleen Akins and Martin Hahn
23. Perception and Space, Jerome Dokic
24. Perception and Time, Robin le Poidevin
25. Speech Perception, Casey O'Callaghan
26. Musical Perception, Charles Nussbaum
27. Own Body Perception, Alisa Mandrigin and Evan Thompson
28. Pain, Valerie Gray Hardcastle
29. Perceiving Nothings, Roy Sorensen
V. Integrating Sensory Information
30. Individuating the Senses, Mohan Matthen
31. Attention, John Campbell
32. Multisensory Perception, Tim Bayne and Charles Spence
33. Perceptual Constancy, Jonathan Cohen
34. Synesthesia, Malika Auvray and Ophelia Deroy
35. Substituting the Senses, Julian Kiverstein, Mirko Farina, and Andy Clark
VI. Frameworks for Perception
36. Similarity Spaces, Diana Raffman
37. Bayesian Perceptual Psychology, Michael Rescorla
38. Signal Detection Theory, E. Samuel Winer and Michael Snodgrass
39. Information Theory, John Kulvicki
40. Modularity of Perception, Ophelia Deroy
VII. Broader Philosophical Issues
41. The Epistemology of Perception, Susanna Siegel and Nicholas Silins
42. Perceptual Learning, Rob Goldstone and Lisa Byrge
43. Perception and Demonstratives, Imogen Dickie
44. Nonhuman Animal Senses, Brian Keeley
45. Perception and Art, Dominic Lopes

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