A New Perceptual Adverbialism

  title={A New Perceptual Adverbialism},
  author={Justin D'Ambrosio},
  journal={The Journal of Philosophy},
In this paper, I develop and defend a new adverbial theory of perception. I first present a semantics for direct-object perceptual reports that treats their object-positions as supplying adverbial modifiers, and I show how this semantics definitively solves the many-property problem for adverbialism. My solution is distinctive in that it articulates adverbialism from within a well-established formal semantic framework and ties adverbialism to a plausible semantics for perceptual reports in… 

Information-Theoretic Adverbialism

  • J. Gert
  • Philosophy
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy
  • 2020
ABSTRACT Adverbialism is the view that to have a conscious perceptual experience is to be consciously experiencing in a certain way, and that this way is not to be understood in relational or

Adverbialism and objects

  • J. Gert
  • Philosophy
    Philosophical Studies
  • 2021
Justin D’Ambrosio and I have recently and independently defended perceptual adverbialism from Frank Jackson’s well-known Many-Properties Problem. Both of us make use of a similar strategy:

The Significance of the Many Property Problem

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The many-property problem is your problem, too

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