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Seeing and Saying: The Language of Perception and the Representational View of Experience

Berit Brogaard


We often communicate with each other about how the things we see visually appear to us when we want to achieve a goal like finding the perfect end table, deciding what to eat or issuing a warning. But what do we say when we talk about how things visually appear to us? Can our talk about appearances tell us anything about the nature of visual perception? In this book, the author delves into these questions, defending the view that in spite of all its imprecision, the language used to report on how things look provides important insight into the nature of visual perception. In chapters that expl ... More

Keywords: Epistemic looks, high-level properties, intentionality, naïve realism, phenomenal looks, representational view of experience, perceptual content, perceptual report, semantics of ‘look’, visual seeming

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190495251
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190495251.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Berit Brogaard, author
Professor of Philosophy, University of Miami