The epistemic significance of perceptual learning

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 61 (5-6):520-542 (2018)
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Abstract

First impressions suggest the following contrast between perception and memory: perception generates new beliefs and reasons, justification, or evidence for those beliefs; memory preserves old beliefs and reasons, justification, or evidence for those beliefs. In this paper, I argue that reflection on perceptual learning gives us reason to adopt an alternative picture on which perception plays both generative and preservative epistemic roles.

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Elijah Chudnoff
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