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Paul Coates
University of Hertfordshire
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    The Metaphysics of Perception: Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness and Critical Realism.Paul Coates - 2007 - Routledge.
    This book is an important study in the philosophy of the mind; drawing on the work of philosopher Wilfrid Sellars and the theory of critical realism to develop a novel argument for understanding perception and metaphysics.
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    The Metaphysics of Perception: Wilfrid Sellars, Critical Realism, and the Nature of Experience.Paul Coates - 2007 - Routledge.
    "This book is an important study in the philosophy of the mind; drawing on the work of philosopher Wilfrid Sellars and the theory of critical realism to develop a novel argument for understanding perception and metaphysics."--Publisher's website.
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    Phenomenal Qualities: Sense, Perception, and Consciousness.Paul Coates & Sam Coleman (eds.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press UK.
    What are phenomenal qualities, the qualities of conscious experiences? Are phenomenal qualities subjective, belonging to inner mental episodes of some kind, or should they be seen as objective, belonging in some way to the physical things in the world around us? Are they physical properties at all? And to what extent do experiences represent the things around us, or the states of our own bodies? Fourteen original papers, written by a team of distinguished philosophers and psychologists, explore the ways in (...)
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  4. Brandom's Two-Ply Error.Willem A. DeVries & Paul Coates - 2009 - In Willem A. deVries (ed.), Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars. Oxford University Press.
    Robert Brandom makes several mistakes in his discussion of Sellars's "Two-Ply" account of observation. Brandom does not recognize the difference in "level" between observation reports concerning physical objects and 'looks'-statements. He also denies that 'looks'-statements are reports or even make claims. They then demonstrate a more correct reading of Sellars on 'looks'-statements.
     
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  5. Deviant Causal Chains and Hallucinations: A Problem for the Anti-Causalist.Paul Coates - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (200):320-331.
    The subjective character of a given experience leaves open the question of its precise status. If it looks to a subject K as if there is an object of a kind F in front of him, the experience he is having could be veridical, or hallucinatory. Advocates of the Causal Theory of perception (whom I shall call.
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    Current Issues in Idealism.Paul Coates - 1996 - Bristol: Thoemmes.
    In the fields of metaphysics and epistemology, ethics and political thought, idealism can generate controversy and disagreement. This title is part of the Idealism series, which finds in idealism new features of interest and a perspective which is germane to our own philosophical concerns.
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  7. Meaning, Mistake, and Miscalculation.Paul Coates - 1997 - Minds and Machines 7 (2):171-97.
    The issue of what distinguishes systems which have original intentionalityfrom those which do not has been brought into sharp focus by Saul Kripke inhis discussion of the sceptical paradox he attributes to Wittgenstein.In this paper I defend a sophisticated version of the dispositionalistaccount of meaning against the principal objection raised by Kripke in hisattack on dispositional views. I argue that the objection put by the sceptic,to the effect that the dispositionalist cannot give a satisfactory account ofnormativity and mistake, in fact (...)
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    Deviant Causal Chains and Hallucinations: A Problem for the Anti-Causalist.Paul Coates - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (200):321-331.
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    Perception and Metaphysical Scepticism.Paul Coates - 1998 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes 72 (72):1-28.
    In this paper I introduce and critically examine a paradox about perceiving that is in some ways analogous to the paradox about meaning which Kripke puts forward in his exegesis of Wittgenstein's views on Rule-following. When applied to vision, the paradox of perceiving raises a metaphysical scepticism about which object a person is seeing if he looks, for example, at an apple on a tree directly in front of him. Physical objects can be seen when their appearance is distorted in (...)
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  10. Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness, and Theory of Attention.Paul Coates - 2004 - Essays in Philosophy 5 (1):1-25.
    The problem of the richness of visual experience is that of finding principled grounds for claims about how much of the world a person actually sees at any given moment. It is argued that there are suggestive parallels between the two-component analysis of experience defended by Wilfrid Sellars, and certain recently advanced information processing accounts of visual perception. Sellars' later account of experience is examined in detail, and it is argued that there are good reasons in support of the claim (...)
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  11. The Multiple Contents of Experience: Representation and the Awareness of Phenomenal Qualities.Paul Coates - 2009 - Philosophical Topics 37 (1):25-47.
    This paper examines the contents of perceptual experience, and focuses in particular on the relation between the representational aspects of an experience and its phenomenal character. It is argued that the Critical Realist two-component analysis of experience, advocated by Wilfrid Sellars, is preferable to the Intentionalist view. Experiences have different kinds of representational contents: both informational and intentional. An understanding of the essential navigational role of perception provides a principled way of explaining the nature of such representational contents. Experiences also (...)
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  12. Idealism and Theories of Perception.Paul Coates - 1996 - In Current Issues in Idealism. Bristol: Thoemmes.
     
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  13. Perception, Imagination and Demonstrative Reference : A Sellarsian Account.Paul Coates - 2009 - In Willem A. deVries (ed.), Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Experience, Action and Representations: Critical Realism and the Enactive Theory of Vision. [REVIEW]Paul Coates - 2007 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (4):445-462.
    This paper defends a dynamic model of the way in which perception is integrated with action, a model I refer to as ‘the navigational account’. According to this account, employing vision and other forms of distance perception, a creature acquires information about its surroundings via the senses, information that enables it to select and navigate routes through its environment, so as to attain objects that satisfy its needs. This form of perceptually guided activity should be distinguished from other kinds of (...)
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  15. Kripke's Skeptical Paradox: Normativeness and Meaning.Paul Coates - 1986 - Mind 95 (377):77-80.
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    Perception and Metaphysical Scepticism.Paul Coates - 1998 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 72 (1):1-28.
    In this paper I introduce and critically examine a paradox about perceiving that is in some ways analogous to the paradox about meaning which Kripke puts forward in his exegesis of Wittgenstein's views on Rule-following. When applied to vision, the paradox of perceiving raises a metaphysical scepticism about which object a person is seeing if he looks, for example, at an apple on a tree directly in front of him. Physical objects can be seen when their appearance is distorted in (...)
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    17 Hallucinations and the Transparency of Perception.Paul Coates - 2013 - In Fiona Macpherson & Dimitris Platchias (eds.), Hallucination. MIT Press. pp. 381.
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  18. Sense-Data.Paul Coates - 2007 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Experiences of all kinds have a distinctive character, which marks them out as intrinsically different from states of consciousness such as thinking. A plausible view is that the difference should be accounted for by the fact that, in having an experience, the subject is somehow immediately aware of a range of phenomenal qualities. For example, in seeing, grasping and tasting an apple, the subject may be aware of a red and green spherical shape, a certain feeling of smoothness to touch, (...)
     
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    The Inaugural Address: Perception and Metaphysical Scepticism.Paul Coates - 1998 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 72 (1):1–28.
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    Chess, Imagination, and Perceptual Understanding.Paul Coates - 2013 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 73:211-242.
    Chess is sometimes referred to as a ‘mind-sport’. Yet, in obvious ways, chess is very unlike physical sports such as tennis and soccer; it doesn't require the levels of fitness and athleticism necessary for such sports. Nor does it involve the sensory-governed, skilled behaviour required in activities such as juggling or snooker. Nevertheless, I suggest, chess is closer than it may at first seem to some of these sporting activities. In particular, there are interesting connections between the way that we (...)
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    Swinburne on Thought and Consciousness.Paul Coates - 1987 - Philosophical Studies 52 (2):227-238.
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    The Inaugural Address: Perception and Metaphysical Scepticism.Paul Coates - 1998 - Supplement to the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 72 (1):1-28.
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    Pyrrhonian Reflections on Knowledge and Justification.Paul Coates - 1996 - Philosophical Books 37 (3):188-190.
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    Film at the Intersection of High and Mass Culture.Paul Coates - 1994 - Cambridge University Press.
    At the Intersection of High and Mass Culture analyses the contradictions and interaction between high and low art, with particular reference to Hollywood and European cinema. Written in the essayist, speculative tradition of Walter Benjamin and Theodore Adorno, this study also includes analyses of several key films of the 1980s. Tracing the boundaries of such genres as film noir, science fiction and melodrama, it demonstrates how these genres were radically expanded by such filmmakers as Neil Jordan, Chris Merker and Georges (...)
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    Review of Is the Visual World a Grand Illusion?[REVIEW]Paul Coates - 2003 - Human Nature Review 3:176-182.
    A cluster of experiments on “Change Blindness”, “Inattentional Blindness” and associated phenomena appear to demonstrate extremely counter intuitive results. According to one plausible characterisation, these results show that we consciously take in far less of the visual world than it seems we are aware of. It is worth briefly summarising the results of two recent sets of experiments, in order to give a flavour of this work. In ‘Gorillas in our Midst’ (Simons, D. and Chabris, C., Perception, 1999, 28), subjects (...)
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    Perception Naturalised: Relocation and the Sensible Qualities.Paul Coates - 2017 - Synthese 198 (Suppl 3):809-829.
    This paper offers a partial defence of a Sellarsian-inspired form of scientific realism. It defends the relocation strategy that Sellars adopts in his project of reconciling the manifest and scientific images. It concentrates on defending the causal analysis of perception that is essential to his treatment of sensible qualities. One fundamental metaphysical issue in perception theory concerns the nature of the perceptual relation; it is argued that a philosophical exploration of this issue is continuous with the scientific investigation of perceptual (...)
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    Form Without Matter: Empedocles and Aristotle on Color Perception By Mark Eli Kalderon Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, Pp. 216 + Xvi, £45 ISBN: 9780198717904. [REVIEW]Paul Coates - 2016 - Philosophy 91 (4):600-605.
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    For Truth in Semantics.Paul Coates - 1987 - Philosophical Books 28 (3):163-165.
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    Perceptual Experience – Tamar Gendler and John Hawthorne.Paul Coates - 2009 - Philosophical Quarterly 59 (234):173-176.
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    Philosophy Without Intuitions. By Herman Cappelen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, Pp. 242+Xii, £25. ISBN 9780199644865. [REVIEW]Paul Coates - 2015 - Philosophy 90 (4):702-706.
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    Mental Causation. [REVIEW]Paul Coates - 1994 - Philosophical Books 35 (3):195-196.
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    Tractarian Semantics: Finding Sense in Wittgenstein's Tractatus.Paul Coates - 1992 - Philosophical Books 31 (4):211-213.
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    The Metaphysics of Meaning.Paul Coates - 1992 - Philosophical Books 33 (3):161-163.
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    Film and Phenomenology: Toward a Realist Theory of Cinematic Representation.Paul Coates - 1993 - History of European Ideas 17 (1):113-114.