About this topic
Summary What kinds of information is conveyed to a subject by her conscious perceptions? Suppose you are looking into a piano at the array of hammers and strings. There will be a way these things look to you when you see them: they will look to have a certain shape, color, texture, and arrangement relative to one another, among other things. Your visual experience conveys to you that the piano has these features. If your experience is illusory in some respect then the piano won't really have all those features; but even then, there will still be something conveyed to you by your experience. Issues in this category include:  what are contents and what is their relation to experiences? Which contents are contents of experience? In virtue of what do experiences have contents, when they do? What is the role of the particular objects we see in the contents of experience? What is the role of properties in the contents of experience?  What is the role of concepts in determining which experiences we have, and which contents they have?
Key works  
Introductions "The Contents of Perception". Stanford Encyclopedia."The Representational Content of Experience" Chalmers, D. 2004.
Related

Contents
2041 found
Order:
1 — 50 / 2041
Material to categorize
  1. The Existentialist View (on the Content of Experience) Defended.de Sá Pereira Roberto Horácio - 2012 - Dois Pontos 9 (2):63-88..
    This article presents a dual purpose: to carefully consider objections against the existentialist conception of the content of visual experience and to develop and defend a version of it that avoids such objections, specifically addressing the so-called "problem of particularity." The main thesis is that the existential content of visual experience should be understood as relativized, being incomplete content (rather than classical, complete propositions), modeled as a function of the sextuple of the object, agent, time, place, causal relation, and world (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  2. Perceptually Secured Knowledge.Elijah Chudnoff - forthcoming - In Ori Beck & Farid Masrour (eds.), The Relational View of Perception: New Essays. Routledge.
    Perceptually secured knowledge consists of beliefs that amount to knowledge just because they are based on suitable perceptual states. Relationism about the ground of perceptually secured knowledge is the view that if a perceptual state can make a belief based on it amount to knowledge, then it can do that because it constitutes an appropriate kind of relational state, e.g., a state of perceptual acquaintance. I explore the prospects of both maintaining that some beliefs amount to perceptually secured knowledge and (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  3. How to Be a Hyper-Inferentialist.Ryan Simonelli - 2023 - Synthese 202 (163):1-24.
    An “inferentialist” semantic theory for some language L aims to account for the meanings of the sentences of L solely in terms of the inferential rules governing their use. A “hyper-inferentialist” theory admits into the semantics only “narrowly inferential” rules that normatively relate sentences of L to other sentences of L. A “strong inferentialist” theory also admits into the semantics “broadly inferential” rules that normatively relate perceptual states to sentences of L or sentences of L to intentional actions. It is (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  4. The Unity of Perceptual Content.Indrek Reiland - forthcoming - Philosophical Quarterly.
    Naïve Realists hold that perceptual experience is a conscious relation to an object and its property-instances. In contrast, Representationalists hold that it is a conscious representational state with content, something which is accurate or inaccurate in certain conditions. The most common versions of Representationalism take perceptual content to be either general (Generalism) or singular in the object-place and otherwise consisting of attribution of properties (Singularism/Attributionism). Susanna Schellenberg has recently developed a version on which perceptual content is singular even in the (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  5. 道德命題是否能作為感知內容呢︖.Lian Jr-Jiun & 連 祉鈞 - 2021 - 台灣哲學學會2021年學術研討會「台灣哲學 與在台灣的哲學研究」(Taiwanese Philosophical Association Annual Conference 2021).
    內容型道德感知主義者(Contentful Moral Perceptualists): Audi (2013), Lord (2018), McNaughton (1988), McBrayer (2010a, 2010b), Cowan (2014, 2015), Werner (2016, 2018) 宣稱 道德命題(moral proposition)可以作為道德主體的感知內容(content of perception)。然而,在筆 者原創的詮釋下,晚近反駁道德感知主義的學者,如: Faraci (2015), Väyrynen (2018), Chudnoff (2015),則隱約透露出以下想法:「與其宣稱道德命題是感知內容,不如宣稱道德 命題是認知信念內容(content of cognition)〕更為合理」。Faraci、Väyrynen、Chudnoff 都認為 「內容型道德感知主義者所謂的道德感知」背後其實是受到宰制型的道德原則(dominative moral principles)所主導的,是一種從原則所推論產生的心理狀態; 也因此,上述反駁者認為 「內容型道德感知主義者所謂的〔道德感知〕」缺乏貨真價實的感知經驗所具有的「非推論 的」(non-inferential)特徵,並不是真正的感知。本文將評估:「內容型的道德感知模型」是 否有辦法回應上述反駁者所提出的挑戰呢? 筆者將為肯定的答案提供初步的辯護。.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6. Can We Perceive the Past?E. J. Green - forthcoming - In Sara Aronowitz & Lynn Nadel (eds.), Space, Time, and Memory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    A prominent view holds that perception and memory are distinguished at least partly by their temporal orientation: Perception functions to represent the present, while memory functions to represent the past. Call this view perceptual presentism. This chapter critically examines perceptual presentism in light of contemporary perception science. I adduce evidence for three forms of perceptual sensitivity to the past: (i) shaping perception by past stimulus exposure, (ii) recruitment of mnemonic representations in perceptual processing, and (iii) perceptual representation of present objects (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  7. ​Naïve Realism, the Slightest Philosophy, and the Slightest Science (2nd edition).Craig French & Phillips Ian - 2023 - In Jonathan Cohen & Brian McLaughlin (eds.), Contemporary Debates in the Philosophy of Mind. Blackwell. pp. 363-383.
  8. Perceptual Content and the Unity of Perception.David de Bruijn - 2022 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 60 (4):540-569.
    In recent work, Scott Soames (2010, 2013, 2015, 2019) and Peter Hanks (2011, 2013, 2015) have developed a theory of propositions on which these are constituted by complexes of intellectual acts. In this article, I adapt this type of theory to provide an account of perceptual content. After introducing terminology in section 1, I detail the approach proffered by Soames and Hanks in section 2, focusing on Hanks’s version. In section 3, I introduce a problem that these theories face, namely, (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9. Multimodal structure of painful experiences.Błażej Skrzypulec - 2023 - In Sensory Individuals: Unimodal and Multimodal Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    It is common to characterize pain with touch-related terms, like ‘cutting’, ‘pressing’, ‘sharp’, and ‘pulsing’, or temperature-related terms, like ‘hot’ or ‘burning’. This suggests that many pains are phenomenally multimodal because they are experienced as having some tactile-like or thermal-like character. The goal of this chapter is to investigate the structure of phenomenally multimodal pain experiences. It is argued that the usual accounts of multimodal structure proposed in investigations regarding exteroceptive experiences cannot be plausibly applied to multimodal experiences of pain. (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10. Could Dehumanization Be Perceptual?Somogy Varga - 2021 - In Kronfeldner, M.E. (2020) Routledge Handbook of Dehumanization.
    A large part of the contemporary literature on dehumanization is committed to three ideas: (a) dehumanization involves some degree of denial of humanness, (b) such denial is to be comprehended in mental terms, and (c) whatever exact mechanisms underlie the denial of humanness, they belong in the realm of post-perceptual processing. This chapter examines (c) and argues that the awareness of minds might belong to perceptual processing. This paves the way for the possibility that dehumanization might, at least in part, (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  11. Malebranche on Intelligible Extension: A Programmatic Interpretation.Andrew Dennis Bassford - 2020 - Metaphysica: International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics 21 (2):199-221.
    The purpose of this essay is exegesis. I explicate Nicolas Malebranche's (1674, 1678, 1688, 1714) concept of intelligible extension. I begin by detailing how the concept matured throughout Malebranche's work, and the new functions it took on within his metaphysical system. I then examine Gustav Bergmann's “axiomatic” interpretation, as well as the criticism of it offered by Daise Radner. I argue that Radner's criticism of the interpretation is only partly successful; some of her objections can be met; others cannot. I (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  12. Mystice videre. Il gioco degli specchi tra neurobiologia e psicologia analitica.Ferruccio Vigna - 2010 - In Jung e le immagini. Torino:
    Mystice videre: un modo particolare di vedere, sperimentato, lungo la storia dell’umanità, da coloro che hanno vissuto un’esperienza straordinaria di incontro con il sacro (termine che qui utilizzo nella sua accezione più ampia, di “ciò che è separato da” tutto ciò che è ordinario). Alludo ai mistici, ovviamente. Qualcuno, clinicamente parlando, potrebbe considerarli, con qualche ragione, individui patologici, ma sotto il profilo religioso si tratta di persone che hanno avuto la grazia di un incontro con il divino attraverso visioni profonde, (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  13. A role for representations in inflexible behavior.Todd Ganson - 2020 - Biology and Philosophy 35 (4):1-18.
    Representationalists have routinely expressed skepticism about the idea that inflexible responses to stimuli are to be explained in representational terms. Representations are supposed to be more than just causal mediators in the chain of events stretching from stimulus to response, and it is difficult to see how the sensory states driving reflexes are doing more than playing the role of causal intermediaries. One popular strategy for distinguishing representations from mere causal mediators is to require that representations are decoupled from specific (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  14. Sceptical Alternatives: Strong Illusionism versus Modest Realism.R. C. Schriner - 2018 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 25 (9-10):209-227.
    Daniel Dennett and others have suggested that qualia and introspectible phenomena do not exist. Dennett's account of consciousness, along with several related approaches, has been called illusionism by Keith Frankish. Frankish's analysis is helpful and provocative. As currently presented, however, his 'strong' version of illusionism suffers from several basic confusions, particularly regarding its relationship to eliminative materialism. This paper contrasts strong illusionism with an alternative that is easier to understand and more sharply focused -- fallibilist experiential realism, or, less technically, (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15. Contents.Piotr Stalmaszczyk - 2014 - In Philosophy of Language and Linguistics: The Legacy of Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16. Contents.Bas van Bommel - 2015 - In Classical Humanism and the Challenge of Modernity: Debates on Classical Education in 19th-Century Germany. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17. Contents / Inhalt.Marian David & Mauro Antonelli - 2014 - In Marian David & Mauro Antonelli (eds.), Logical, Ontological, and Historical Contributions on the Philosophy of Alexius Meinong. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18. Contents.Alkis Kontos - 1975 - In Domination. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  19. Contents.Andrew Lawless - 2005 - In Plato's Sun: An Introduction to Philosophy. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  20. Contents.Georg Wöhrle - 2014 - In Thales. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  21. Contents.DesideriusHG Erasmus - 2000 - In Controversies: Hyperaspistes 2. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  22. Contents.Mario Bunge - 2006 - In Chasing Reality: Strife Over Realism. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   9 citations  
  23. Contents.DesideriusHG Erasmus - 2006 - In Adages Iv Iii 1 to V Ii 51: Collected Works of Erasmus. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24. Contents.Filippo Sabetti - 2006 - In Civilization and Democracy: The Salvernini Anthology of Cattaneo's Writings. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  25. Contents.Silvia Polla, Undine Lieberwirth & Eleftheria Paliou - 2014 - In Silvia Polla, Undine Lieberwirth & Eleftheria Paliou (eds.), Spatial Analysis and Social Spaces: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Interpretation of Prehistoric and Historic Built Environments. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  26. Contents.Stefan Riegelnik & Frederik A. Gierlinger - 2014 - In Stefan Riegelnik & Frederik A. Gierlinger (eds.), Wittgenstein on Colour. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  27. Contents.Luigi Caranti - 2007 - In Kant and the Scandal of Philosophy: The Kantian Critique of Cartesian Scepticism. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  28. Contents at a Glance.John Deely - 2001 - In Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy From Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  29. Contents.D. G. Brown - 1968 - In Action. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  30. Contents.Henry Roper Roper & Arthur Davis - 2005 - In Henry Roper Roper & Arthur Davis (eds.), Collected Works of George Grant: Volume 3. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  31. Contents.John W. Davis & Robert E. Butts - 1970 - In John W. Davis & Robert E. Butts (eds.), The Methodological Heritage of Newton. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  32. Contents.Dieter Spreen, Hannes Diener & Vasco Brattka - 2014 - In Dieter Spreen, Hannes Diener & Vasco Brattka (eds.), Logic, Computation, Hierarchies. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  33. Contents.S. J. Crowe - 2004 - In S. J. Crowe (ed.), Developing the Lonergan Legacy: Historical, Theoretical, and Existential Themes. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  34. Contents.Reid Barbour - 2003 - In John Selden: Measures of the Holy Commonwealth in Seventeenth-Century England. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  35. Contents.John Douglas Bishop - 2000 - In Ethics and Capitalism. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  36. Contents / Inhalt.Marian David & Mauro Antonelli - 2016 - In Marian David & Mauro Antonelli (eds.), Existence, Fiction, Assumption: Meinongian Themes and the History of Austrian Philosophy. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  37. Contents.Adriano Palma - 2014 - In Castañeda and His Guises: Essays on the Work of Hector-Neri Castañeda. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  38. Contents.Alan Hausman & David Hausman - 1997 - In Alan Hausman & David Hausman (eds.), Descartes's Legacy: Mind and Meaning in Early Modern Philosophy. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  39. Contents.Lukás Novák - 2014 - In Suárez's Metaphysics in its Historical and Systematic Context. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  40. Contents.Harris Athanasiadis - 2001 - In George Grant and the Theology of the Cross: The Christian Foundations of His Thought. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  41. Contents.Bradley W. Buchanan - 2010 - In Oedipus Against Freud: Myth and the End of Humanism in 20th Century British Lit. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  42. Contents.Jeffrey A. Bell - 1998 - In The Problem of Difference: Phenomenology and Poststructuralism. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  43. Contents.Peter C. Emberley - 2000 - In Collected Works of George Grant: Volume 1. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  44. Contents.Jesper Garsdal & Johanna Seibt - 2014 - In Jesper Garsdal & Johanna Seibt (eds.), How is Global Dialogue Possible?: Foundational Reseach on Value Conflicts and Perspectives for Global Policy. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  45. Contents.Francesco Federico Calemi - 2016 - In Metaphysics and Scientific Realism: Essays in Honour of David Malet Armstrong. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  46. Contents.David Braybrooke - 2001 - In Natural Law Modernized. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  47. Contents.Godehard Link - 2014 - In Formalism and Beyond: On the Nature of Mathematical Discourse. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  48. Contents.Piotr Stalmaszczyk - 2014 - In Semantics and Beyond: Philosophical and Linguistic Inquiries. De Gruyter.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  49. Contents.Andrew Beards - 2008 - In Method in Metaphysics. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  50. Contents.Simon Kow, John Duncan & Mark Blackell - 2009 - In Simon Kow, John Duncan & Mark Blackell (eds.), Rousseau and Desire. University of Toronto Press.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
1 — 50 / 2041