Theories of Perceptual Content and Cases of Reliable Spatial Misperception

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research:1-26 (2023)
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Perception is riddled with cases of reliable misperception. These are cases in which a perceptual state is tokened inaccurately any time it is tokened under normal conditions. On the face of it, this fact causes trouble for theories that provide an analysis of perceptual content in non-semantic, non-intentional, and non-phenomenal terms, such as those found in Millikan (1984), Fodor (1990), Neander (2017), and Schellenberg (2018). I show how such theories can be extended so that they cover such cases without giving up their core commitments.

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Andrew Rubner
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