Perceiving and desiring: a new look at the cognitive penetrability of experience

@article{Stokes2012PerceivingAD,
  title={Perceiving and desiring: a new look at the cognitive penetrability of experience},
  author={D. Stokes},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={158},
  pages={477-492}
}
  • D. Stokes
  • Published 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Studies
This paper considers an orectic penetration hypothesis (OPH) which says that desires and desire-like states may influence perceptual experience in a non-externally mediated way. This hypothesis is clarified with a definition, which serves further to distinguish the interesting target phenomenon from trivial and non-genuine instances of desire-influenced perception. Orectic penetration is an interesting possible case of the cognitive penetrability of perceptual experience. The OPH is thus… Expand

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