Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their Contents by Dominic GregoryShowing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their Contents by Dominic Gregory

Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their Contents

byDominic Gregory

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Certain representations are bound in a special way to our sensory capacities. Many pictures show things as looking certain ways, for instance, while auditory mental images show things as sounding certain ways. What do all those distinctively sensory representations have in common, and whatmakes them different from representations of other kinds? Dominic Gregory argues that they are alike in having meanings of a certain special type. He employs a host of novel ideas relating to kinds of perceptual states, sensory perspectives, and sensory varieties of meaning to provide a detailedaccount of the special nature of the contents which belong to distinctively sensory representations. The resulting theory is then used to shed light on a wide range of intellectual issues. Some of the topics addressed in Showing, Sensing, and Seeming relate to distinctively sensory representationsin general, but many of them concern distinctively sensory representations of more specific kinds. The book contains detailed philosophical examinations of sensory mental imagery and pictures, for instance, and of memory, photography, and analogous nonvisual phenomena.
Dominic Gregory is with the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.
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Title:Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their ContentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:May 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019880007X

ISBN - 13:9780198800071

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Things to explain2. Matters of perspective3. A theory of distinctively sensory content4. Applications and extensions5. Mental images6. Pictures7. More on pictures8. Distinctively sensory recordsConclusionReferencesIndex

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"a timely, insightful, and individual examination of the nature and contents of 'distinctively sensory representations' . . . the prose is clear and lively, with some nice touches of personality. The discussion ranges widely over literature in philosophy, psychology, and art history." --Nick Wiltsher, Philosophy in Review