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  1. Edmond L. Wright, The Defence of Qualia.
    In view of the excellent arguments that have been put forth recently in favour of qualia, internal sensory presentations, it would strike an impartial observer - one could imagine a future historian of philosophy - as extremely odd why so many philosophers who are opposed to qualia, that is, sensory experiences internal to the brain, have largely ignored those arguments in their own. There has been a fashionable assumption that any theory of perception which espouses qualia has long since been (...)
     
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  2. Edmond Leo Wright, Perception as Epistemic.
    If a sensory field exists as a pure natural sign open to all kinds of interpretation as _evidence_ (see 'Sensing as non-epistemic'), what is it that does the interpreting? Borrowing from the old Gestalt psychologists, I have proposed a gestalt module that picks out wholes from the turmoil, it being the process of _noticing_ or _attending to_ , but the important difference from Koffka and Khler (Koffka, 1935; Khler, 1940), the originators of the term 'gestalt' in the psychology of perception (...)
     
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  3. Edmond Leo Wright, Sensing as Non-Epistemic.
    A sensory receptor, in any organism anywhere, is sensitive through time to some distribution - energy, motion, molecular shape - indeed, anything that can produce an effect. The sensitivity is rarely direct: for example, it may track changes in relative variation rather than the absolute change of state (as when the skin responds to colder and hotter instead of to cold and hot as such); it may track differing variations under different conditions (the eyes' dark-adaptation; adaptation to sound frequencies can (...)
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  4. Edmond L. Wright (ed.) (2008). The Case for Qualia. MIT Press.
    Philosophical and scientific defenses of Indirect Realism and counterarguments to the attacks of qualiaphobes.
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  5. Edmond L. Wright (2007). A Theory of Perception. In Narrative, Perception, Language, and Faith. Palgrave Macmillan.
     
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  6. Edmond L. Wright (2007). Narrative, Perception, Language, and Faith. Palgrave Macmillan.
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  7. Edmond L. Wright (2006). Dennett as Illusionist. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 23 (2):157-167.
  8. Edmond L. Wright (2005). Perceiving Socially and Morally: A Question of Triangulation. Philosophy 80 (311):53-75.
    One evolutionary advantage is that, because of sensory and perceptual relativity (acknowledged as an empirical fact), the tracking of portions of the real relevant to the living creature can be enhanced if updating from species-member to species-member can take place. In human perception, the structure is therefore in the form of a triangulation (Davidson's metaphor) in which continual mutual correction can be performed. Language, that which distinguishes human beings from other animals, capitalizes on that structure. The means by which updating (...)
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  9. Edmond L. Wright (1996). What It Isn't Like. American Philosophical Quarterly 33 (1):23-42.
  10. Edmond L. Wright (1993). More Qualia Trouble for Functionalism: The Smythies TV-Hood Analogy. Synthese 97 (3):365-82.
    It is the purpose of this article to explicate the logical implications of a television analogy for perception, first suggested by John R. Smythies (1956). It aims to show not only that one cannot escape the postulation of qualia that have an evolutionary purpose not accounted for within a strong functionalist theory, but also that it undermines other anti-representationalist arguments as well as some representationalist ones.
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  11. Edmond L. Wright (ed.) (1993). New Representationalisms: Essays in the Philosophy of Perception. Ashgate.
  12. Edmond Leo Wright (1993). The Irony of Perception. In , New Representationalisms: Essays in the Philosophy of Perception. Brookfield: Avebury. 176--201.
     
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  13. Edmond L. Wright (1992). Gestalt-Switching: Hanson, Aronson and Harre. Philosophy of Science 59 (3):480-86.
    This discussion takes up an attack by Jerrold Aronson (seconded by Rom Harre) on the use made by Norwood R. Hanson of the Gestalt-Switch Analogy in the philosophy of science. Aronson's understanding of what is implied in a gestalt switch is shown to be flawed. In his endeavor to detach conceptual understanding from perceptual identification he cites several examples, without realizing the degree to which such gestalt switches can affect conceptualizing or how conceptualizing can affect gestalts. In particular, he has (...)
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  14. Edmond L. Wright (1990). Inspecting Images: A Reply to Smythies. Philosophy 65 (252):225-228.
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  15. Edmond L. Wright (1990). New Representationalism. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 20 (1):65-92.
  16. Edmond L. Wright (1990). Two More Proofs of Present Qualia. Theoria 56 (1-2):3-22.
  17. Edmond L. Wright (1989). Querying "Quining Qualia". Acta Analytica 4 (5):9-32.
     
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  18. Edmond Leo Wright (1987). The New Representationalism: A Reply to Pitson's the New Representationalism. Philosophical Papers 16 (August):125-139.
     
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  19. Edmond L. Wright (1986). Ben-Zeev on the Non-Epistemic. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (September):351-359.
  20. Edmond L. Wright (1986). Dialectical Perception: Lenin and Bogdanov on Perception. Radical Philosophy 43:9-16.
     
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  21. Edmond L. Wright (1985). A Defence of Sellars. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 46 (September):73-90.
  22. Edmond Leo Wright (1984). Recent Work in Perception. American Philosophical Quarterly 21 (January):17-30.
    This is a survey of the development of the philosophy of perception over the past twelve years. There are four sections. Part I deals largely with arguments for the propositionalizing of perception and for those types of externally founded realism that eschew inner representation. Part ii is devoted to three books that put the case for sense-Data (pennycuick, Jackson, Ginet) and some of the arguments against (pitcher). Part iii outlines james j gibson's psychological theory. Part iv takes up the arguments (...)
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  23. Edmond L. Wright (1983). Inspecting Images. Philosophy 58 (January):57-72.
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  24. Edmond L. Wright (1983). Pre-Phenomenal Adjustments and Sanford's Illusion Objection Against Sense-Data. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 64 (July):266-272.
     
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  25. Edmond L. Wright (1981). Yet More on Non-Epistemic Seeing. Mind 90 (October):586-591.
  26. Edmond L. Wright (1979). Illusion and Truth. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 39 (3):402-432.
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  27. Edmond L. Wright (1977). Words and Intentions. Philosophy 52 (199):45 - 62.
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  28. Edmond L. Wright (1977). Perception: A New Theory. American Philosophical Quarterly 14 (October):273-286.