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Perception and its Objects

Bill Brewer


This book presents, motivates, and defends a new solution to a fundamental problem in the philosophy of perception. What is the correct theoretical conception of perceptual experience, and how should we best understand the nature of our basic perceptual relation with the physical objects in the world around us? Most theorists today analyze perception in terms of its representational content, in large part in order to avoid fatal problems attending the early modern conception of perception as a relation with particular mind-dependent direct objects of experience. Having set up the underlying pr ... More

Keywords: perception, perceptual experience, physical object, mind-independent, direct object, empiricism, realism, empirical realism, content, look, illusion, hallucination

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199260256
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bill Brewer, author
University of Warwick
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