Vision and Mind. Selected readings in the philosophy of perception (Broché)

Alva Noë, Collectif, Evan Thompson

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The philosophy of perception is a microcosm of the metaphysics of mind. Its central problems - What is perception? What is the nature of perceptual consciousness? How can one fit an account of perceptual experience into a broader account of the nature of the mind and the world? - are at the heart of metaphysics. Rather than try to cover all of the many strands in the philosophy of perception, this book focuses on a particular orthodoxy about the nature of visual perception. The central problem for visual science has been to explain how the brain bridges the gap between what is given to the visual system and what is actually experienced by the perceiver. The orthodox view of perception is that it is a process whereby the brain, or a dedicated subsystem of the brain, builds up representations of relevant figures of the environment on the basis of information encoded by the sensory receptors. Most adherents of the orthodox view also believe that for every conscious perceptual state of the subject, a particular set of neurons exists whose activities are sufficient for the occurrence of that state. Some of the essays in this book defend the orthodoxy; most criticize it; and some propose alternatives to it. Many of the essays are classics. The contributors include, among others, G. E. M. Anscombe, Dana H. Ballard, Daniel C. Dennett, Fred Dretske, Jerry A. Fodor, H. P. Grice, David Marr, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Zenon W. Pylyshyn, Paul Snowdon, and P. F. Strawson.
    • Selections from Phenomenology of Perception
    • Some Remarks about the Senses
    • The Intentionality of Sensation: A Grammatical Feature
    • A Theory of Direct Visual Perception
    • Perception and Its Objects
    • Perceptions as Hypotheses
    • Veridical Hallucination and Prosthetic Vision
    • Perception, Vision and Causation
    • How Direct Is Visual Perception?: Some Reflections on Gibson's "Ecological Approach"
    • Selections from Vision
    • Sensation and the Content of Experience: A Distinction
    • Linking Propositions
    • Molyneux's Question
    • Ways of Coloring: Comparative Color Vision as a Case Study for Cognitive Science
    • Conscious Experience. The Content of Perceptual Experience
    • On the Function of Visual Representation
    • Seeing Is Believing-Or Is It?
    • Sensory Substitution and Qualia. The Visual Brain in Action
    • What Is a Neural Correlate of Consciousness?
    • On the Brain-Basis of Visual Consciousness: A Sensorimotor Account
  • Date de parution : 27/11/2002
  • Editeur : The MIT Press
  • ISBN : 0-262-64047-3
  • EAN : 9780262640473
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 627 pages
  • Poids : 1.005 Kg
  • Dimensions : 17,5 cm × 22,5 cm × 3,2 cm
Alva Noë is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Evan Thompson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at York University in Ontario, Canada.

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