Perception and its objects

@article{Brewer2007PerceptionAI,
  title={Perception and its objects},
  author={Bill Brewer},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={132},
  pages={87-97}
}
  • B. Brewer
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Studies
Early modern empiricists thought that the nature of perceptual experience is given by citing the object presented to the mind in that experience. Hallucination and illusion suggest that this requires untenable mind-dependent objects. Current orthodoxy replaces the appeal to direct objects with the claim that perceptual experience is characterized instead by its representational content. This paper argues that the move to content is problematic, and reclaims the early modern empiricist insight… Expand
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