Perceptual reference

Synthese 61 (October):35-60 (1984)
Philosophical interest in the structure of perception is motivated by questions such as these: How does perception function to constrain and justify our empirical theories? How is it possible to perceive an extended process, when at any given moment of our perceiving it only one of its temporal phases is impinging on our senses? What determines the object or objects of perception - those things our experiences are about? The need to answer these and other questions about perception in a satisfactory manner provides adequacy conditions for a theory of perception.
Keywords Metaphysics  Perception  Reference  Husserl
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DOI 10.1007/BF00485488
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