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Seeing, Knowing, and Doing: A Perceptualist Account

Robert Audi


This book provides an overall theory of perception and an account of knowledge and justification concerning the physical, the abstract, and the normative. It has the rigor appropriate for professionals but explains its main points using concrete examples. It accounts for two important aspects of perception on which philosophers have said too little: its relevance to a priori knowledge—traditionally conceived as independent of perception—and its role in human action. Overall, the book provides a full-scale account of perception, presents a theory of the a priori, and explains how perception gui ... More

Keywords: a priori, inference, justification, know-how, knowledge, perception, reasons, self-evidence, theory-ladenness, understanding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197503508
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197503508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Audi, author
Writer and O'Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame