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Seeing Things as They Are: A Theory of Perception

John Searle


This book provides an account of the intentionality of perceptual experience. With special emphasis on vision, the book explains how the raw phenomenology of perception sets the content and the conditions of satisfaction of experience. The central question concerns the relation between the subjective conscious perceptual field and the objective perceptual field. Everything in the objective field is either perceived or can be perceived. Nothing in the subjective field is perceived nor can be perceived precisely because the events in the subjective field consist of the perceivings, whether verid ... More

Keywords: perceptual experience, vision, infants, spectrum inversion, color, size, brain in the vat, Disjunctivist theories, unconscious perception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199385157
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385157.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Searle, author
University of California, Berkeley