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In the Light of Experience: New Essays on Perception and Reasons

Johan Gersel, Rasmus Thybo Jensen, Morten S. Thaning, and Søren Overgaard


A simple idea: Perception is of what is in view (before the eyes), or making noise, or the noises made, or emitting odours, or the thus emitted (etc.). What we see is, say, a pig, or its perambulations, or its rooting beneath that oak. Sight offers us a certain form of awareness of this, characterized in one way by its objects. It thus offers us occasion for another sort: we may recognize what we are aware of as, for example, a case of a pig rooting, or of an interminable drum machine. We take up the offer in exercising capacities for recognition such as they are. John McDowell has argued that ... More

Keywords: perception, representation, capacity, conceptual, thought, awareness

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198809630
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198809630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johan Gersel, editor
External Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Vienna

Rasmus Thybo Jensen, editor
External Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

Morten S. Thaning, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School

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Johan Gersel and Rasmus Thybo Jensen

Part I The Myth of the Given

Part II The Epistemology of Empirical Knowledge

Part III The Nature of Experience

8 World in Mind

Heather Logue

Part IV The Object of Experience

End Matter