Perception and Its Modalities

Paperback | September 4, 2014

EditorDustin Stokes, Mohan Matthen, Stephen Biggs

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This volume is about the many ways we perceive. In nineteen new essays, philosophers and cognitive scientists explore the nature of the individual senses, how and what they tell us about the world, and how they interrelate. They consider how the senses extract perceptual content fromreceptoral information and what kinds of objects we perceive and whether multiple senses ever perceive a single event. Questions pertaining to how many senses we have, what makes one sense distinct from another, and whether and why distinguishing senses may be useful feature prominently.Contributors examine the extent to which the senses act in concert, rather than as discrete modalities, and whether this influence is epistemically pernicious, neutral, or beneficial. Many of the essays engage with the idea that it is unduly restrictive to think of perception as a collation of contents provided by individual sense modalities. Rather, contributors contend that to understand perception properly we need to build into our accounts the idea that the senses worktogether. In doing so, they aim to develop better paradigms for understanding the senses and thereby to move toward a better understanding of perception.

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This volume is about the many ways we perceive. In nineteen new essays, philosophers and cognitive scientists explore the nature of the individual senses, how and what they tell us about the world, and how they interrelate. They consider how the senses extract perceptual content fromreceptoral information and what kinds of objects we p...

Dustin Stokes, Mohan Matthen, and Stephen Biggs are philosophers of mind who work on a range of related issues, including sense modalities and their interaction, perception and cognition, problems of consciousness, and methods of reasoning. They collaborate on these and other philosophical topics, and also work closely with empirical ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:September 4, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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About the EditorsAbout the ContributorsNew Models of Perception1. Andy Clark: Perceiving as Predicting2. Mohan Matthen: Active Perception and the Representation of Space3. Nicholas Shea: Distinguishing Top-Down From Bottom-Up EffectsMultimodal Perception4. Charles Spence and Tim Bayne: Is Consciousness Multisensory?5. Casey O'Callaghan: Not all perceptual experience is modality specific6. Matthew Nudds: Is audio-visual perception 'amodal' or 'crossmodal'?The Non-Visual Senses7. Matthew Fulkerson: What Counts as Touch?8. John Kulvicki: Sound stimulants: defending the stable disposition view9. Clare Batty: Olfactory Objects10. Charles Spence, Malika Auvray, and Barry Smith: Confusing Tastes with FlavoursSensing Ourselves11. Vincent Picciuto and Peter Carruthers: Inner SenseNew Issues Concerning Vision12. Howard C. Hughes, Robert Fendrich and Sarah E. Streeter: The Diversity of Human Visual Experience13. Ophelia Deroy and Malika Auvray: A crossmodal perspective on sensory substitution14. Dustin Stokes and Stephen Biggs: The dominance of the visual15. C. L. Hardin: More Color Science for PhilosophersRelating the Modalities16. Erik Myin, Ed Cooke, and Karim Zahidi: Morphing Senses17. Mazviita Chirimuuta and Mark Paterson: A Methodological Molyneux Question: Sensory Substitution, Plasticity and the Unification of Perceptual Theory18. Fiona Macpherson: The Space of Sensory Modalities19. Roberto Casati, Jerome Dokic, and Francois Le Corre: Distinguishing the Commonsense SensesIndex