Percepts are selected from nonconceptual sensory fields

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (4):429-430 (2003)
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Abstract

Steven Lehar allows too much to his direct realist opponent in using the word “subjective” of the sensory field per se. The latter retains its nonconceptual, nonmental nature even when explored by perceptual judgement. He also needs to stress the evolutionary value of perceptual differences between person and person, a move that enables one to undermine the direct realist's superstitious certainty about the singular object.

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