Burge's Defense of Perceptual Content


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Alex Kerr
University of California, Berkeley
Todd Ganson
Oberlin College
Ben Bronner
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Abstract
A central question, if not the central question, of philosophy of perception is whether sensory states have a nature similar to thoughts about the world, whether they are essentially representational. According to the content view, at least some of our sensory states are, at their core, representations with contents that are either accurate or inaccurate. Tyler Burge’s Origins of Objectivity is the most sustained and sophisticated defense of the content view to date. His defense of the view is problematic in several ways. The most significant problem is that his approach does not sit well with mainstream perceptual psychology.
Keywords Burge  perception  representation  sensation  Origins of Objectivity  constancy
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DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2012.00632.x
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