The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy 10 (1):1-24 (2010)
This paper provides a general account of what nonconceptual content is, and some considerations in favor of its existence. After distinguishing between the contents and objects of mental states, as well as the properties of being conceptual and being conceptualized, I argue that what is phenomenologically distinctive about conceptual content is that it is not determined by, and does not determine, the intuitive character of an experience. That is, for virtually any experience E with intuitive character I, there is no conceptual content C such that undergoing E entails that one is entertaining C, and that for virtually any conceptual content C, there is no experience E with intuitive character I such that entertaining C entails that one is undergoing E. I then argue that while perceptual states and conceptual states can, and in certain cases must, have the same objects, they have different sorts of intentional contents. Perception, I argue, has two kinds of mutually dependent contents that can be varied independently of any conceptual content: intuitive content and horizonal content. I finish by distinguishing between the manner in which intuitive contents “fulfill” conceptual contents in epistemic fulfillment, and the manner in which they fulfill empty horizonal contents in intuitive fulfillment.
|Keywords||Content Perception Nonconceptual content Phenomenology Husserl Fulfillment|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Do We Have To Choose Between Conceptualism and Non-Conceptualism?Corijn Van Mazijk - 2015 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 23 (5):645-665.
Extending Gurwitsch’s Field Theory of Consciousness.Jeff Yoshimi & David W. Vinson - 2015 - Consciousness and Cognition 34:104-123.
Walter Hopp, Perception and Knowledge: A Phenomenological Account. [REVIEW]Corijn van Mazijk - 2015 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 14 (4):1185-1191.
Eternal Life as Knowledge of God: An Epistemology of Knowledge by Acquaintance and Spiritual Formation.Brandon Rickabaugh - 2013 - Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 6 (2):204-228.
Similar books and articles
Nonconceptual Contents Vs Nonconceptual States.Daniel Laurier - 2004 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 68 (1):23-43.
Is There a Problem About Nonconceptual Content?Jeff Speaks - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (3):359-98.
On the Nonconceptual Content of Experience.Michael Tye - 2005 - Schriftenreihe-Wittgenstein Gesellschaft.
The Generality Constraint and the Structure of Thought.Jacob Beck - 2012 - Mind 121 (483):563-600.
Perceptual Experience, Conscious Content, and Nonconceptual Content.Uriah Kriegel - 2004 - Essays in Philosophy 5 (1):1-14.
Demonstrative Content and the Experience of Properties.Hemdat Lerman - 2012 - Dialectica 66 (4):489-515.
Phenomenology and Nonconceptual Content.Christopher Peacocke - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (3):609-615.
Content, Conceptual Content, and Nonconceptual Content.Adrian Cussins - 2003 - In York H. Gunther (ed.), Essays on Nonconceptual Content. MIT Press. pp. 133â163.
Holism and Horizon: Husserl and McDowell on Non-Conceptual Content.Michael D. Barber - 2008 - Husserl Studies 24 (2):79-97.
Nonconceptual Demonstrative Reference.Athanassios Raftopoulos & Vincent C. Müller - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (2):251-285.
Two Conceptions of Conceptualism and Nonconceptualism.T. M. Crowther - 2006 - Erkenntnis 65 (2):245-276.
Added to index2011-09-13
Total downloads156 ( #30,050 of 2,171,976 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #117,902 of 2,171,976 )
How can I increase my downloads?