Perceiving the World by Bence NanayPerceiving the World by Bence Nanay

Perceiving the World

EditorBence Nanay

Paperback | April 16, 2014

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This volume collects new essays by top philosophers, all on the theme of perception while also making connections between perception and other philosophical areas like epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of action. Perception has become a major area of philosophical interest, with anumber of important collections and monographs appearing recently. This may partly be due to the growing use of empirical and neuroscientific data by philosophers of mind. The contributors in this volume represent the high quality of current scholars (many OUP authors) working in the area, among them Jesse Prinz, Fred Dretske, Susanna Siegel, and Benj Hellie. Some of the questions they raise include, What is the object of perception? How can perception give rise toknowledge? What is the link between perception and action? Between perception and belief? How do we perceive colors? What do animals perceive? How do empirical findings inform traditional philosophical thinking about perception? Does perception represent the world? What are the properties that arerepresented in perception? Nanay will also provide a detailed introduction surveying the state of the field. This volume will contain new work by some of the top figures in the field on a broad topic of interest.
Bence Nanay is Professor of Philosophy and BOF Research Professor (ZAPTTBOF), at the Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp. He is also Senior Research Associate, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge and author of Between Perception and Action (OUP UK, forthcoming).
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Title:Perceiving the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:April 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199374074

ISBN - 13:9780199374076

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Table of Contents

Bence Nanay: Philosophy of Perception - The New WaveJonathan Cohen: Color Relationalism and Color PhenomenologyJerome Dokic: Perceptual Recognition and the Feeling of PresenceFred Dretske: What We See: The Texture of Conscious ExperienceAndy Egan: Projectivism Without ErrorBenj Hellie: An Externalist's Guide to Inner ExperienceSean D. Kelly: The Normative Nature of Perceptual ExperienceM. F. G. Martin: What's in a Look ?Mohan Matthen: How Things Look (And What Things Look That Way)Adam Pautz: Why Explain Visual Experience in terms of Content?Jesse Prinz: When Is Perception Conscious?Susanna Siegel: Do Visual Experiences Have Contents?Index