The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception

Hardcover | July 15, 2015

EditorMohan Matthen

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The Oxford Handbook of 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 andaesthetics 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 ofthe 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 isaccessible to anybody who has an intellectual interest in issues concerning perception.

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The Oxford Handbook of 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 andaesthetics of perception, treatments of the individu...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:944 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:July 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Mohan Matthen: IntroductionI. Historical Background1. Victor Caston: Perception in Ancient Greek Philosophy2. Dominik Perler: Perception in Medieval Philosophy3. Baron Reed: Skepticism and Perception4. Alison Simmons: Perception in Early Modern Philosophy5. Gary Hatfield: Perception in Philosophy and Psychology in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries6. Paul Snowdon: Sense Data7. Charles Siewert: Phenomenological ApproachesII. Contemporary Philosophical Approaches8. Bence Nanay: Perceptual Representation/Perceptual Content9. Christopher Peacocke: Perception and the First Person10. Wayne Wright: Nonconceptual Content11. Heather Logue: Disjunctivism12. Pierre Jacob: Action Based Accounts13. Berit Brogaard: Perceptual ReportsIII. The Senses14. David Hilbert: Vision15. Matt Nudds: Audition16. Frederique de Vignemont and Olivier Massin: Touch17. Barry Smith: The Chemical Senses18. J. Brendan Ritchie and Peter Carruthers: The Bodily Senses19. Jesse Prinz: Unconscious perceptionIV. What We Perceive20. Roberto Casati: Object Perception21. Peter Ross: Primary and Secondary Qualities22. Kathleen Akins and Martin Hahn: Colour23. Jerome Dokic: Perception and Space24. Robin le Poidevin: Perception and Time25. Casey O'Callaghan: Speech Perception26. Charles Nussbaum: Musical Perception27. Alisa Mandrigin and Evan Thompson: Own Body Perception28. Valerie Gray Hardcastle: Pain29. Roy Sorensen: Perceiving NothingsV. Integrating Sensory Information30. Mohan Matthen: Individuating the Senses31. John Campbell: Attention32. Tim Bayne and Charles Spence: Multisensory Perception33. Jonathan Cohen: Perceptual Constancy34. Malika Auvray and Ophelia Deroy: Synesthesia35. Julian Kiverstein, Mirko Farina, and Andy Clark: Substituting the SensesVI. Frameworks for Perception36. Diana Raffman: Similarity Spaces37. Michael Rescorla: Bayesian Perceptual Psychology38. E. Samuel Winer and Michael Snodgrass: Signal Detection Theory39. John Kulvicki: Information Theory40. Ophelia Deroy: Modularity of PerceptionVII. Broader Philosophical Issues41. Susanna Siegel and Nicholas Silins: The Epistemology of Perception42. Rob Goldstone and Lisa Byrge: Perceptual Learning43. Imogen Dickie: Perception and Demonstratives44. Brian Keeley: Nonhuman Animal Senses45. Dominic Lopes: Perception and Art