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  1. Alva Noe, Perception, Action, and Nonconceptual Content.
    profile deforms as we move about it. As perceivers we are masters of the patterns of sensorimotor contingency that shape our perceptual interaction with the world. We expect changes in such things as apparent size, shape and color to occur as we actively explore the environment. In encountering perspective-dependent changes of this sort, we learn how things are quite apart form our particular perspective. Our possession of these skills is constitutive of our ability to see . This is confirmed by (...)
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  2. Alva Noë (2014). Running Up Against Nature’s Limits? British Journal of Aesthetics 54 (4):483-487.
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  3. Alva Noë (2012). Varieties of Presence. Harvard University Press.
    Introduction: free presence -- Conscious reference -- Fragile styles -- Real presence -- Experience of the world in time -- Presence in pictures -- On over-intellectualizing the intellect -- Ideology and the third realm.
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  4. Alva Noë (2011). Doświadczenie i eksperyment w sztuce. Avant 2 (1):259 - 273.
    A significant impediment to the study of perceptual consciousness is our dependence on simplistic ideas about what experience is like. This is a point that has been made by Wittgenstein, and by philosophers working in the Phenomenological Tradition, such as Husserl and Merleau-Ponty. Importantly, it is an observation that has been brought to the fore in recent discussions of consciousness among philosophers and cognitive scientists who have come to feel the need for a more rigorous phenomenology of experience. The central (...)
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  5. Alva Noë (2011). Doświadczanie świata w czasie. Avant 2 (1):59 - 65.
    Objects – even tomatoes – are, in a sense, timeless – they exist, all at once, whole and integrated. Indeed, it is just this fact about objects – their timelessness – that makes it puzzling how we can experience them as we do. In the language of traditional philosophy, objects are transcendent; they outstrip our experience; they have hidden parts, always. When you perceive an object, you never take it in from all sides at once. And yet you have a (...)
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  6. Alva Noë (2011). Ideology and the Third Realm (Or, a Short Essay on Knowing How to Philosophize). In John Bengson & Marc A. Moffett (eds.), Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action. Oxford University Press, Usa. 196.
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  7. Alva Noë (2009). Conscious Reference. Philosophical Quarterly 59 (236):470-482.
    The world shows up to perceptual consciousness in virtue of the deployment of distinct sensorimotor and also conceptual skills. The availability of the world to thought is, in contrast, to be explained in connection with the different sorts of skills put to work in thought. I show that thought and experience are varieties of skilful access to the world. The aim of the paper is to present the outlines of a general theory of access.
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  8. Alva Noë (2009). Extending Our View of Mind. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13 (6):237-238.
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  9. Alva Noë (2009). Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons From the Biology of Consciousness. Hill and Wang.
     
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  10. Alva Noë (2008). Précis of Action in Perception: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (3):660–665.
    The main idea of this book is that perceiving is a way of acting. Perception is not something that happens to us, or in us. It is something we do. Think of a blind person taptapping his or her way around a cluttered space, perceiving that space by touch, not all at once, but through time, by skillful probing and movement. This is, or at least ought to be, our paradigm of what perceiving is. The world makes itself available to (...)
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  11. Alva Noë (2008). Reply to Campbell, Martin, and Kelly. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (3):691–706.
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  12. Susan Hurley & Alva Noë (2007). Can Hunter-Gatherers Hear Color? In Michael Smith, Robert Goodin & Geoffrey Geoffrey (eds.), Common Minds. Oxford. 55--83.
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  13. Alva Noë (2007). Inattentional Blindness, Change Blindness and Consciousness. In Max Velmans & Susan Schneider (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness. Blackwell. 504--511.
  14. Alva Noë (2007). Magic Realism and the Limits of Intelligibility: What Makes Us Conscious. Philosophical Perspectives 21 (1):457–474.
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  15. Alva Noë (2007). The Critique of Pure Phenomenology. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (1-2):231-245.
    The topic of this paper is phenomenology. How should we think of phenomenology – the discipline or activity of investigating experience itself – if phenomenology is to be a genuine source of knowledge? This is related to the question whether phenomenology can make a contribution to the empirical study of human or animal experience. My own view is that it can. But only if we make a fresh start in understanding what phenomenology is and can be.
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  16. Alva Noë (2007). The Problem with the Picture Picture of Visual Experience: A Comment on Jacob and Jeannerod's Ways of Seeing. Dialogue 46 (2):347-351.
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  17. Alva Noë (2007). Understanding Action in Perception: Replies to Hickerson and Keijzer. Philosophical Psychology 20 (4):531 – 538.
    In this short essay I respond to the criticism of Action in Perception (2004) advanced by Ryan Hickerson and Fred Keijzer. In particular, I provide a brief precis of the main argument of Action in Perception. I seek to clarify the claims made in the book about the relation between perception and action, the importance of sensorimotor knowledge. I discuss the problem of "sensorimotor chauvinism," that of the "ping-pong playing robot," and the problem of perceptual presence.
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  18. Alva Noë (2006). Experience Without the Head. In Tamar Gendler & John Hawthorne (eds.), Perceptual Experience. Oxford University Press. 411--433.
    Some cognitive states — e.g. states of thinking, calculating, navigating — may be partially external because, at least sometimes, these states depend on the use of symbols and artifacts that are outside the body. Maps, signs, writing implements may sometimes be as inextricably bound up with the workings of cognition as neural structures or internally realized symbols (if there are any). According to what Clark and Chalmers [1998] call active externalism, the environment can drive and so partially constitute cognitive processes. (...)
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  19. Alva Noe (2006). Action in Experience. The MIT Press.
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  20. Alva Noe (2006). Experience of the World in Time. Analysis 66 (289):26-32.
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  21. Alva Noë (2006). Experience of the World in Time. Analysis 66 (289):26–32.
  22. Alva Noe (2006). Precis of Action in Perception. Psyche 12.
    The main idea of this book is that perceiving is a way of acting. Perception is not something that happens to us, or in us. It is something we do. Think of a blind person tap-tapping his or her way around a cluttered space, perceiving that space by touch, not all at once, but through time, by skillful probing and movement. This is, or at least ought to be, our paradigm of what perceiving is. The world makes itself available to (...)
     
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  23. Alva Noë (2006). Précis of Action in Perception. Psyche 12 (1).
    To be a perceiver is to understand, implicitly, the effects of movement on sensory stimulation. Examples are ready to hand. An object looms larger in the visual field as we approach it, and its profile deforms as we move about it. A sound grows louder as we move nearer to its source. Movements of the hand over the surface of an object give rise to shifting sensations. As perceivers we are masters of this sort of pattern of sensorimotor dependence. This (...)
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  24. J. Kevin O'Regan, Erik Myin & Alva Noë (2006). Skill, Corporality and Alerting Capacity in an Account of Sensory Consciousness. In Steven Laureys (ed.), Boundaries of Consciousness. Elsevier.
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  25. Alva Noë (2005). Against Intellectualism. Analysis 65 (288):278–290.
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  26. Alva Noë (2005). Action in Perception. The Mit Press.
    "Perception is not something that happens to us, or in us," writes Alva Noe. "It is something we do." In Action in Perception, Noe argues that perception and perceptual consciousness depend on capacities for action and thought — that ...
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  27. Alva Noë (2005). Real Presence. Philosophical Topics 33 (1):235-264.
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  28. Alva Noë (2005). What Does Change Blindness Teach Us About Consciousness? Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9 (5):218.
  29. J. O’Regan, Erik Myin & Alva Noë (2005). Sensory Consciousness Explained in Terms of 'Corporality' and 'Alerting Capacity. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 (4):369-387.
    How could neural processes be associated with phenomenal consciousness? We present a way to answer this question by taking the counterintuitive stance that the sensory feel of an experience is not a thing that happens to us, but a thing we do: a skill we exercise. By additionally noting that sensory systems possess two important, objectively measurable properties, corporality and alerting capacity, we are able to explain why sensory experience possesses a sensory feel, but thinking and other mental processes do (...)
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  30. Alva Noë & Evan Thompson (2004). Are There Neural Correlates of Consciousness? Journal of Consciousness Studies 11 (1):3-28.
    In the past decade, the notion of a neural correlate of consciousness (or NCC) has become a focal point for scientific research on consciousness (Metzinger, 2000a). A growing number of investigators believe that the first step toward a science of consciousness is to discover the neural correlates of consciousness. Indeed, Francis Crick has gone so far as to proclaim that ‘we … need to discover the neural correlates of consciousness.… For this task the primate visual system seems especially attractive.… No (...)
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  31. Alva Noe & Evan Thompson (2004). Sorting Out the Neural Basis of Consciousness: Authors' Reply to Commentators. Journal of Consciousness Studies 11 (1):87-98.
    Correspondence: Alva Noë, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley CA 94720-2390, USA. _Email: noe@socrates.berkeley.edu_ Evan Thompson, Philosophy Department, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada. _Email: evant@yorku.ca_.
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  32. Susan L. Hurley & Alva Noe (2003). Neural Plasticity and Consciousness: Reply to Block. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (1):342.
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  33. Alva Noë (2003). Causation and Perception: The Puzzle Unravelled. Analysis 63 (2):93 - 100.
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  34. Alva Noe (2003). Causation and Perception: The Puzzle Unravelled. Analysis 63 (2):93-100.
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  35. Alva Noë & Susan L. Hurley (2003). The Deferential Brain in Action. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (5):195-196.
    binding of colour and alphanumeric form in synaesthesia. Nature 410.
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  36. Alva Noë (2002). Is Perspectival Self-Consciousness Non-Conceptual? Philosophical Quarterly 52 (207):185 - 194.
    As perceivers we are able to keep track of the ways in which our perceptual experience depends on what we do (e.g., on our movements). This capacity, which Hurley calls perspectival self-consciousness, is a special instance of our more general ability as perceivers to keep track of how things are. I argue that one upshot of this is that perspectival self-consciousness, like the ability to perceive more generally, relies on our possession of conceptual skills.
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  37. Alva Noë (2002). Is the Visual World a Grand Illusion? Journal of Consciousness Studies 9 (5-6):1-12.
    In this paper I explore a brand of scepticism about perceptual experience that takes its start from recent work in psychology and philosophy of mind on change blindness and related phenomena. I argue that the new scepticism rests on a problematic phenomenology of perceptual experience. I then consider a strengthened version of the sceptical challenge that seems to be immune to this criticism. This strengthened sceptical challenge formulates what I call the problem of perceptual presence. I show how this problem (...)
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  38. Alva Noë (2002). On What We See. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 83 (1):57--80.
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  39. Alva Noë & J. Kevin O'Regan (2002). On the Brain-Basis of Visual Consciousness: A Sensorimotor Account. In A. Noe & E. Thompson (eds.), Vision and Mind: Selected Readings in the Philosophy of Perception. Mit Press. 567--598.
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  40. Alva Noë & Kevin J. O'Regan (2002). On the Brain-Basis of Visual Consciousnes: A Sensorimotor Account. In A. Noe & E. Thompson (eds.), Vision and Mind: Selected Readings in the Philosophy of Perception. Mit Press.
  41. Alva Noë & Evan Thompson (eds.) (2002). Vision and Mind: Selected Readings in the Philosophy of Perception. MIT Press.
  42. Alva Noë (2001). Experience and the Active Mind. Synthese 61 (1):41-60.
    This paper investigates a new species of skeptical reasoning about visual experience that takes its start from developments in perceptual science (especially recent work on change blindness and inattentional blindness). According to this skepticism, the impression of visual awareness of the environment in full detail and high resolution is illusory. I argue that the new skepticism depends on misguided assumptions about the character of perceptual experience, about whether perceptual experiences are 'internal' states, and about how best to understand the relationship (...)
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  43. J. Kevin O'Regan & Alva Noë (2001). Acting Out Our Sensory Experience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):1011-1021.
    The most important clarification we bring in our reply to commentators concerns the problem of the “explanatory gap”: that is, the gulf that separates physical processes in the brain from the experienced quality of sensations. By adding two concepts (bodiliness and grabbiness) that were not stressed in the target article, we strengthen our claim and clarify why we think we have solved the explanatory gap problem, – not by dismissing qualia, but, on the contrary, by explaining why sensations have a (...)
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  44. J. Kevin O'Regan & Alva Noë (2001). A Sensorimotor Account of Vision and Visual Consciousness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):883-917.
    Many current neurophysiological, psychophysical, and psychological approaches to vision rest on the idea that when we see, the brain produces an internal representation of the world. The activation of this internal representation is assumed to give rise to the experience of seeing. The problem with this kind of approach is that it leaves unexplained how the existence of such a detailed internal representation might produce visual consciousness. An alternative proposal is made here. We propose that seeing is a way of (...)
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  45. Luiz Pessoa, Evan Thompson & Alva Noë (2001). Filling-In: One or Many? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1137-1139.
    (1) The main issue with regard to modal and amodal completion is not which phenomena are cognitive, and which perceptual. At the level of the animal, both are visuo-cognitive. At the level of visual processing, however, we need to dissect the different functional effects of these kinds of completion. (2) Resonant binding between distributed cortical areas may play a role in perceptual completion, but evidence is needed.
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  46. Alva Noë (2000). Experience and Experiment in Art. Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (8-9):123-135.
    A significant impediment to the study of perceptual consciousness is our dependence on simplistic ideas about what experience is like. This is a point that has been made by Wittgenstein, and by philosophers working in the Phenomenological Tradition, such as Husserl and Merleau-Ponty. Importantly, it is an observation that has been brought to the fore in recent discussions of consciousness among philosophers and cognitive scientists who have come to feel the need for a more rigorous phenomenology of experience. The central (...)
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