The Contents of Experience

The Contents of Experience : Essays on Perception

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The nature of perception has long been a central question in philosophy. It is of crucial importance not just in the philosophy of mind, but also in epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of science. The essays in this 1992 volume not only offer fresh answers to some of the traditional problems of perception, but also examine the subject in light of contemporary research on mental content. A substantial introduction locates the essays within the recent history of the subject, and demonstrates the links between them. The Contents of Experience brings together some prominent philosophers in the field, and offers a major statement on a problem central to current philosophical thinking. Notable contributors include Christopher Peacocke, Brian O'Shaughnessy and Michael Tye.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 23mm | 430g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521173175
  • 9780521173179
  • 1,365,317

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Introduction Tim Crane; 2. The puzzle of experience J. J. Valberg; 3. How to interpret 'direct perception' Paul Snowdon; 4. Experience and its objects E. J. Lowe; 5. Scenarios, concepts and perception Christopher Peacocke; 6. The nonconceptual content of experience Tim Crane; 7. Visual qualia and visual content Michael Tye; 8. The projective theory of sensory content Thomas Baldwin; 9. Sight and touch Michael Martin; 10. The diversity and unity of action and perception Brian O'Shaughnessy; References; Index.
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"This is a solid volume of essays. The essays are current and focused on core issues....all are competent contributions to the discussion." Stephen R. C. Hicks, Review of Metaphysics
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