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Does Perception Have Content?

Berit Brogaard


This book addresses fundamental questions about the nature of perceptual content. The primarily focus of the volume is on the question of whether perception has content. This question has exerted a considerable hold on contemporary philosophers of mind in recent years and has prompted a number of further questions, including: What does it mean to say that perceptual experience has content? Does perceptual content derive from the content of beliefs or judgments? Is perception fundamentally characterized by its relational properties or its representational properties? What do defenders and oppon ... More

Keywords: intentionality, nature of content, perceptual experience, perceptual content, philosophy of perception, philosophy of mind, representational views

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199756018
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756018.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Berit Brogaard, editor
University of Missouri St Louis

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Front Matter

1 Introduction

Berit Brogaard

Part One Content Views

Part Two Against Strong Content

Part Three Reconciliatory Views

Part Four Imagistic and Possible-Word Content

11 Image Content

Mohan Matthen

Part Five The Constituents of Perceptual Content and the Role of Perception

End Matter