David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Croatian Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):273-290 (2004)
Seeking whether our perception produces knowledge which is not only relative or subjective perspective on things, is to be engaged in the realist/anti-realist debate regarding perception. In this article I pursue the naturalistic approach according to which the question whether perception delivers objective knowledge about the external world is inseparable from empirical investigation into mechanisms of perception. More precisely, I have focused on the dual aspect theory of perception, one of the most influential recent theories of perception which unifies two traditionally opposite approaches to perception: ecological and constructivist. I have tried to show that the dualistic model of human vision does not support the majority of realist theses aimed at non-relativism, but supports only pragmatic realism about observational reports (dorsal system) and the moderate realism about observational reports (ventral system)
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Snjezana Prijic-Samarzija (2004). Some Epistemological Consequences of the Dual-Aspect Theory of Visual Perception. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 4 (11):273-290.
Joel Norman (2001). Two Visual Systems and Two Theories of Perception: An Attempt to Reconcile the Constructivist and Ecological Approaches. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):73-96.
Jason S. McCarley & Gregory J. DiGirolamo (2001). One Visual System with Two Interacting Visual Streams. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):112-113.
J. R. Smythies & Vilayanur S. Ramachandran (1997). An Empirical Refutation of the Direct Realist Theory of Perception. Inquiry 40 (4):437-438.
John Heffner (1976). Some Epistemological Aspects of Recent Work in Visual Perception. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:165 - 174.
Nini Praetorius (2007). The Problems of Consciousness and Content in Theories of Perception. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (3):349-367.
Bence Nanay (2011). Perceiving Pictures. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 10 (4):461-480.
George J. Andersen (2001). Are the Dorsal/Ventral Pathways Sufficiently Distinct to Resolve Perceptual Theory? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):96-97.
Rob Withagen & Anthony Chemero (2011). Affordances and Classification: On the Significance of a Sidebar in James Gibson's Last Book. Philosophical Psychology 25 (4):521 - 537.
Edoardo Zamuner (2011). A Theory of Affect Perception. Mind and Language 26 (4):436-451.
Alan Weir (2004). An Ultra-Realist Theory of Perception. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12 (2):105-128.
Stephen J. Boulter (2004). Metaphysical Realism as a Pre-Condition of Visual Perception. Biology and Philosophy 19 (2):243-261.
Remigiusz Szczepanowski & Luiz Pessoa (2007). Fear Perception: Can Objective and Subjective Awareness Measures Be Dissociated? Journal of Vision 7 (4):1-17.
Casey O'Callaghan (2008). Object Perception: Vision and Audition. Philosophy Compass 3 (4):803-829.
Joel Norman (2001). Adequacy and Utility of the Dual-Process Approach to Perception: Time (and Research) Will Tell. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):121-137.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads9 ( #180,814 of 1,679,364 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #112,124 of 1,679,364 )
How can I increase my downloads?