Phenomenology without Representation

European Journal of Philosophy 21 (3):1209-1237 (2013)
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Thomas Raleigh
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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I criticise a recent variety of argument for the representational theory of experience, which holds that the very idea of perceptual experience entails the representational view. I argue that the representational view is not simply obvious, nor is it contained in the mere idea of the world looking some way. I also clarify and re-present an argument against the representational view due to Charles Travis.
Keywords Philosophy of Mind  Intentionalism  Phenomenology  Visual experience  Charles Travis  Representation  Experience  Philosophy of Psychology  Illusion
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DOI 10.1111/ejop.12047
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