This book provides an up-to-date and accessible overview of the hottest and most influential contemporary debates in philosophy of perception, written especially for this volume by many of the most important philosophers of the field. The book addresses the following key questions: Can perception be unconscious? What is the relation between perception and attention? What properties can we perceive? Are perceptual states representations? How is vision different from the other sense modalities (like hearing or smell)? How do these sense modalities interact with one another? Contributors are Ned Block, Berit Brogaard, Alex Byrne, Robert Kentridge, John Kulvicki, Heather Logue, Mohan Matthen, Bence Nanay, Matt Nudds, Casey O’Callaghan, Adam Pautz, Ian Phillips, Susanna Siegel and Wayne Wu.
Current Controversies in the Philosophy of Perception
Edited by Bence Nanay
Table of contents:
Part I: Are perceptual states representations?
Part II: Is perception thin or rich?
Part III: Non-visual sense modalities
Part IV: The multimodality of perception
Part V: Is attention necessary for perception?
Part VI: Can perception be unconscious?