Phronesis 66 (1):84-110 (2020)

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Tamer Nawar
University of Groningen
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It is widely thought that Augustine thinks perception is, in some distinctive sense, an active process and that he takes conscious awareness to be constitutive of perception. I argue that conscious awareness is not straightforwardly constitutive of perception and that Augustine is best understood as an indirect realist. I then clarify Augustine’s views concerning the nature and role of diachronically unified conscious awareness and mental representation in perception, the nature of the soul’s intentio, and the precise sense in which perception is an active process.
Keywords Augustine  philosophy of mind  perceptual experience  consciousness  mental representation  indirect realism  memory  Descartes  Plotinus
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DOI 10.1163/15685284-bja10035
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