Does Perception Have Content?

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Berit Brogaard
Oxford University Press, 2014 - Philosophy - 377 pages
Within the contemporary philosophical debates over the nature of perception, the question of whether perception has content in the first place recently has become a focus of discussion. The most common view is that it does, but a number of philosophers have questioned this claim. The issue immediately raises a number of related questions. What does it mean to say that perception has content? Does perception have more than one kind of content? Does perceptual content derive from the content of beliefs or judgments? Should perceptual content be understood in terms of accuracy conditions? Is naive realism compatible with holding that perception has content?

This volume brings together philosophers representing many different perspectives to address these and other central questions in the philosophy of perception.
 

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Contents

 Does Perception Have Content?
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Part One Content Views
37
Part Two Against Strong Content
103
Part Three Reconciliatory Views
197
Part Four Imagistic and PossibleWord Content
263
Part Five The Constituents of Perceptual Content and the Role of Perception
309
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Berit Brogaard is Professor of Philosophy at University of Missouri, St. Louis. She is the author of Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions and numerous articles in the philosophy of perception and philosophy of language.

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