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Possibilities of Perception$
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Jennifer Church

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199678440

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678440.001.0001

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Perceiving Reasons

Perceiving Reasons

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(p.87) Chapter 3 Perceiving Reasons
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Possibilities of Perception
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Jennifer Church

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678440.003.0004

This chapter shows how it is possible to perceive various sorts of explanatory or reason-giving relations—causal relations, constituent relations, and justificatory relations. In each case, it is the imagining of counterfactual possibilities that supports perception. A subsection criticizes the view that there is a radical difference between mental states and physical states, or between causal relations and justificatory relations. The chapter ends by detailing the epistemic and practical advantages to having perceptual (versus non-perceptual) knowledge.

Keywords:   Explanation, cause, reasons, counterfactuals, advantages

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