The reappearing act

Acta Analytica 24 (1):1 - 10 (2009)
In his latest book, Roy Sorensen offers a solution to a puzzle he put forward in an earlier article -The Disappearing Act. The puzzle involves various question about how the causal theory perception is to be applied to the case of seeing shadows. Sorensen argues that the puzzle should be taken as bringing out a new way of seeing shadows. I point out a problem for Sorensen’s solution, and offer and defend an alternative view, according to which the puzzle is to be interpreted as showing a new way of seeing objects, in virtue of their contrast with light.
Keywords causal theory of perception  shadows
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-008-0040-2
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David Lewis (2000). Causation as Influence. Journal of Philosophy 97 (4):182-197.
Fred Dretske (1969). Seeing And Knowing. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press.

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