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Athanassios Raftopoulos
University of Cyprus
  1. Ambiguous Figures and Representationalism.Athanasios Raftopoulos - 2011 - Synthese 181 (3):489-514.
    Macpherson (Nous 40(1):82–117, 2006) argues that the square/regular diamond figure threatens representationalism, construed as the theory which holds that the phenomenal character is explained by the nonconceptual content of experience. Her argument is the claim that representationalism is committed to the thesis that differences in the experience of ambiguous figures, the gestalt switch, should be explained by differences in the NCC of perception of these figures. However, with respect to the square/regular diamond and some other ambiguous figure representationalism fails to (...)
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  2. The Properties and the Nature of Light: The Study of Newton’s Work and the Teaching of Optics.Athanasios Raftopoulos, Niki Kalyfommatou & Constantinos P. Constantinou - 2005 - Science & Education 14 (7-8):649-673.
  3. Perceptual Systems and Realism.Athanasios Raftopoulos - 2008 - Synthese 164 (1):61 - 91.
    Constructivism undermines realism by arguing that experience is mediated by concepts, and that there is no direct way to examine those aspects of objects that belong to them independently of our conceptualizations; perception is theory-laden. To defend realism one has to show first that perception relates us directly with the world without any intermediary conceptual framework. The result of this direct link is the nonconceptual content of experience. Second, one has to show that part of the nonconceptual content extracted from (...)
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  4. Reference, Perception, and Attention.Athanasios Raftopoulos - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 144 (3):339 - 360.
    I examine John Campbell’s claim that the determination of the reference of a perceptual demonstrative requires conscious visual object-based selective attention. I argue that although Campbell’s claim to the effect that, first, a complex binding parameter is needed to establish the referent of a perceptual demonstrative, and, second, that this referent is determined independently of, and before, the application of sortals is correct, this binding parameter does not require object-based attention for its construction. If object-based attention were indeed required then (...)
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    Ambiguous Figures and Nonconceptual Content.Athanasios Raftopoulos - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 42:179-187.
    Macpherson (2006) argues that the square/regular diamond figure threatens representationalism, which holds that the phenomenal character of experience is either identical, or supervenes on, the nonconceptual content of experience (NCC). Her argument is that representationalism is committed to the thesis that differences in the phenomenal experience of ambiguous figures, the gestalt switch, should be explained by differences in the NCC of perception of these figures. However, with respect to the square/regular diamond figure such differences in NCC do not explain the (...)
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  6. The Structure of Scientific Research in F. Bacon’s New Atlantis.Athanasios Raftopoulos - 1995 - Neusis 3:55-73.
     
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    Object Individuation by Iconic Content: How is Numerosity Represented in Iconic Representation?Athanasios Raftopoulos - 2020 - Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 11 (1):42-70.
    : Fodor argues that perceptual representations are a subset of iconic representations, which are distinguished from symbolic/discursive representations. Iconic representations are nonconceptual and they do not support the abilities afforded by concepts. Iconic representations, for example, cannot support object individuation. If someone thinks that perception or some of its parts has imagistic NCC, they face the following dilemma. Either they will have to accept that this NCC does not allow for object individuation, but it represents instead conglomerations of properties and (...)
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    Précis of "Cognitive Penetrability and the Epistemic Role of Perception".Athanasios Raftopoulos - 2020 - Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 11 (3):355-362.
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    Reply to Symposiasts.Athanasios Raftopoulos - 2020 - Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 11 (3):397-419.
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    Introduction: The 5th Hellenic Conference on the History, Philosophy and Science Teaching “The Great Scientific Theories in the Teaching of Natural Sciences”.Konstantinos Korfiatis, Athanasios Raftopoulos & Demetris Portides - 2011 - Science & Education 20 (10):937-941.
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