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Phenomenal Presence

Fabian Dorsch and Fiona Macpherson


Many different features figure consciously in our perceptual experiences, in the sense that they make a subjective difference to those experiences. These features range from colours and shapes to volumes and backsides, from natural or artefactual kinds to reasons for perceptual belief, and from the existence and externality of objects to the relationality and wakefulness of our perceptual awareness of them. The topic of this collection of essays is the different ways in which features like these can be phenomenally present in perceptual experience. In particular, the focus is on features that ... More

Keywords: phenomenology, perception, conscious experience, phenomenal consciousness

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199666416
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199666416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fabian Dorsch, editor
Associate Research Professor at the Philosophy Department of the University of Fribourg, University of Fribourg

Fiona Macpherson, editor
Professor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

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1 Phenomenal Presence

Fabian Dorsch

Part I Perceptual Constancy and Variation

3 Art and Ambiguity

John O’Dea

4 Colours and Shapes

Martine Nida-Rümelin

Part II The Determinacy and Ubiquity of Spatial Awareness

Part III Hidden and Occluded Things

Part IV Categorical Aspects of Perceptual Experience

End Matter