Canadian Journal of Philosophy 5 (September):41-55 (1975)

Abstract
In this paper I wish to propose and defend a form of the Representative Theory of Perception. According to this version of the theory, when a subject perceives some object x to be in a state P1 he does so by being aware of some modfication M1 of some object E. The subject's way of perceiving any one of a range of objects x,y,z, … is that of being aware of some modification of E. It will be a necessary condition of someone's perceiving x to have property P1 that E be modified in some way. And in order for the modifications of E to be representations, a given property P1 will need to be causally related, characteristically, to one or more specific modifications, M1,M2, … Mn, of E. symbolized by ‘X'.)
Keywords Belief  Epistemology  Perception  Representation
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0045-5091
DOI 10.1080/00455091.1975.10716096
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 56,949
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Foundations of Empirical Knowledge.J. B. - 1941 - Journal of Philosophy 38 (8):219.
The Identity Approach to the Mind-Body Problem.Wilfrid Sellars - 1965 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (3):430-51.
Scientific Thought.C. I. Lewis - 1925 - Philosophical Review 34 (4):406.
Perception and the Physical World.Frank Sibley - 1964 - Philosophical Review 73 (3):404.
Contemporary Philosophy in Australia.Alan R. White - 1970 - Philosophical Quarterly 20 (80):280-281.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

A Sensorimotor Account of Vision and Visual Consciousness.J. Kevin O’Regan & Alva Noë - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):883-917.
In Defence of a Structural Account of Indirect Realism.Michael Sollberger - 2015 - European Journal of Philosophy 23 (4):815-837.
New Representationalism.Edmond Wright - 1990 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 20 (1):65-92.
Two More Proofs of Present Qualia.Edmond Wright - 1990 - Theoria 56 (1-2):3-22.
The New Representationalism.A. E. Pitson - 1986 - Philosophical Papers 15 (August):41-49.

View all 7 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

How to Rescue the Traditional Causal Theory of Perception.Robert A. Oakes - 1978 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 38 (March):370-383.
The Propositional Structure of Perception.Joseph Runzo - 1977 - American Philosophical Quarterly 14 (3):211-220.
The Non-Sensuous Epistemic Account of Perception.J. Barry Maund - 1976 - American Philosophical Quarterly 13 (1):57-62.
Perception: A Representative Theory.Frank Jackson - 1977 - Cambridge University Press.
A Note on the Belief Theory of Perception.Norman Melchert - 1973 - Philosophical Studies 24 (November):427-429.
A Limited Defense of Moral Perception.Justin P. McBrayer - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 149 (3):305–320.
Perception: A New Theory.Edmond L. Wright - 1977 - American Philosophical Quarterly 14 (4):273-286.
Perception and Belief.A. D. Smith - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (2):283-309.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
34 ( #301,588 of 2,409,815 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #347,988 of 2,409,815 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes