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The Resource Seeing things as they are : a theory of perception, John R. Searle

Seeing things as they are : a theory of perception, John R. Searle

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Seeing things as they are : a theory of perception
Title
Seeing things as they are
Title remainder
a theory of perception
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John R. Searle
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a comprehensive account of the intentionality of perceptual experience. With special emphasis on vision Searle explains how the raw phenomenology of perception sets the content and the conditions of satisfaction of experience. The central question concerns the relation between the subjective conscious perceptual field and the objective perceptual field. Everything in the objective field is either perceived or can be perceived. Nothing in the subjective field is perceived nor can be perceived precisely because the events in the subjective field consist of the perceivings , whether veridical or not, of the events in the objective field. Searle begins by criticizing the classical theories of perception and identifies a single fallacy, what he calls the Bad Argument, as the source of nearly all of the confusions in the history of the philosophy of perception. He next justifies the claim that perceptual experiences have presentational intentionality and shows how this justifies the direct realism of his account. In the central theoretical chapters, he shows how it is possible that the raw phenomenology must necessarily determine certain form of intentionality. Searle introduces, in detail, the distinction between different levels of perception from the basic level to the higher levels and shows the internal relation between the features of the experience and the states of affairs presented by the experience. The account applies not just to language possessing human beings but to infants and conscious animals. He also discusses how the account relates to certain traditional puzzles about spectrum inversion, color and size constancy and the brain-in-the-vat thought experiments. In the final chapters he explains and refutes Disjunctivist theories of perception, explains the role of unconscious perception, and concludes by discussing traditional problems of perception such as skepticism.--
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Searle, John R
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index present
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Perception (Philosophy)
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Seeing things as they are : a theory of perception, John R. Searle
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The Bad Argument -- Appendix A to Chapter 1. Summary of the Theory of Intentionality -- Appendix B to Chapter 1. Consciousness -- 2. The Intentionality of Perceptual Experiences -- 3. Further Developments of the Argument Against the Bad Argument -- 4. How Perceptual Intentionality Works I: Basic Features, Causation, and Intentional Content -- 5. How Perceptual Intentionality Works II: Extending the Analysis to Non-basic Features -- 6: Disjunctivism -- 7. Unconscious Perception -- 8. Classical Theories of Perception
Control code
FIEb17673161
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780199385157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 020282782
  • (OCoLC)926096840
Label
Seeing things as they are : a theory of perception, John R. Searle
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The Bad Argument -- Appendix A to Chapter 1. Summary of the Theory of Intentionality -- Appendix B to Chapter 1. Consciousness -- 2. The Intentionality of Perceptual Experiences -- 3. Further Developments of the Argument Against the Bad Argument -- 4. How Perceptual Intentionality Works I: Basic Features, Causation, and Intentional Content -- 5. How Perceptual Intentionality Works II: Extending the Analysis to Non-basic Features -- 6: Disjunctivism -- 7. Unconscious Perception -- 8. Classical Theories of Perception
Control code
FIEb17673161
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780199385157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 020282782
  • (OCoLC)926096840

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