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Possibilities of Perception

Jennifer Church


The epistemology and the phenomenology of perception are closely related insofar as both depend on experiences of self-evident objectivity—experiences in which the objectivity of a state of affairs is evident from within our experience of that state of affairs. This book offers a distinctive account of perception, showing how imagining alternate perspectives and alternate possibilities plays a key role in creating and validating experiences of self-evident objectivity. Offered first as an account of what it takes to perceive ordinary objects such as birds and trees, the account is then extende ... More

Keywords: Perception, imagination, objectivity, possibilities, phenomenology, self-evidence, rational intuition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199678440
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678440.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Church, author
Vassar College, NY