Perceptual Illusions: Philosophical and Psychological Essays

Hardcover | June 19, 2012

byClotilde Calabi

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Although current debates in epistemology and philosophy of mind show a renewed interest in perceptual illusions, there is no systematic work in the philosophy of perception and in the psychology of perception with respect to the concept of illusion and the relation between illusion and error. This book aims to fill that gap.

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Although current debates in epistemology and philosophy of mind show a renewed interest in perceptual illusions, there is no systematic work in the philosophy of perception and in the psychology of perception with respect to the concept of illusion and the relation between illusion and error. This book aims to fill that gap.

CLOTILDE CALABI is Associate Professor of Theories of Mind and Language at the University of Milano, Italy. Her research focuses on philosophy of perception, emotions, and attention. Her publications include The Choosing Mind and the Judging Will. An Analysis of Attention (1993); Passioni e Ragioni (1996) and Filosofia della Percezion...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.86 × 5.71 × 1 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230347908

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; C.Calabi
PART I: WHAT IS AN ILLUSION?
The Illusion of Visual Illusions; R.Schwartz
Illusions that We Should Have (but don’t); N.Bruno
The Awareness of Illusions; E.Pasquinelli
The Genesis of the Awareness of Illusions; U.Savardi, M.Kubovy& I.Bianchi
PART II: VERIDICAL PERCEPTIONS
Perceptual Constancies: Illusions and Veridicality; B.Maund
Is the Moon Illusion an Illusion?; H.Ross
Cats! Michotte’s New Enigma of Perception; C.Calabi
PART III: DO PICTURES AND MIRRORS FOOL THE EYE?
Trompe l’Œil and the Nature of Pictures; P.Spinicci
Towards a Synchretist Theory of Depiction (How to Account for the Illusionistic Aspect of Pictorial Mirrors, Illusions and Epistemic Innocence; R.Casati
PART IV: OTHER ERRORS: RECALCITRANT EMOTIONS AND MISIDENTIFICATIONS
Emotions, Perceptions and Emotional Illusions; C.Tappolet
Perceptual Misrecognition: A Kind Of Illusion?; J.Dokic
Seeing Double: Illusions of Identity in Delusional Disorders; P.Gerrans
Index