Grazer Philosophische Studien 96 (2):211-243 (2019)

Matt Bower
Texas State University
Despite extensive discussion of naïve realism in the wider philosophical literature, those influenced by the phenomenological movement who work in the philosophy of perception have hardly weighed in on the matter. It is thus interesting to discover that Edmund Husserl’s close philosophical interlocutor and friend, the early twentieth-century phenomenologist Johannes Daubert, held the naive realist view. This article presents Daubert’s views on the fundamental nature of perceptual experience and shows how they differ radically from those of Husserl’s. The author argues, in conclusion, that Daubert’s views are superior to those of Husserl’s specifically in the way that they deal with the phenomenon of perceptual constancy.
Keywords philosophy of perception  perception  perceptual experience  philosophy of mind  Johannes Daubert  Edmund Husserl  Phenomenology  Continental philosophy  History of philosophy  Naive realism
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