Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):63-68 (2013)

Ron McClamrock
State University of New York, Albany
Ideally, psychological and phenomenological studies of visual experience should be mutually informative. In that spirit, this article outlines parts of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological view of visual experience as a kind of independently active opaque bodily synthesis, and uses those views to (a) help ground and extend Alva Noë's rejection of the “snapshot” theory of visual experience in favor of a more enactive view of visual content, (b) critique a failing of Noë's account, and (c) show how the assumptions underlying more internalist and Cartesian views of visual experience can illegitimately creep in even when they are being carefully criticized
Keywords vision  consciousness  experience  embodiment  perception  phenomenology  mind  cognition
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DOI 10.1111/meta.12010
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