Philosophical Quarterly 59 (236):385-404 (2009)

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Tim Bayne
Monash University
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The phenomenal character of perceptual experience involves the representation of colour, shape and motion. Does it also involve the representation of high-level categories? Is the recognition of a tomato as a tomato contained within perceptual phenomenality? Proponents of a conservative view of the reach of phenomenal content say ’No’, whereas those who take a liberal view of perceptual phenomenality say ’Yes’. I clarify the debate between conservatives and liberals, and argue in favour of the liberal view that high-level content can directly inform the phenomenal character of perception.
Keywords high-level content  perceptual phenomenology  perceptual content  seeing as
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2009.631.x
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