1st Edition

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Perception

By Bence Nanay Copyright 2017
    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    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:

    1. Bence Nanay: Philosophy of perception: A road map with lots of bypass roads

    2. Part I: Are perceptual states representations?

    3. Adam Pautz: Experiences are representations: An empirical argument.

    4. Heather Logue: Are perceptual experiences just representations?

    5. Part II: Is perception thin or rich?

    6. Susanna Siegel and Alex Byrne: Rich or thin?

    7. Part III: Non-visual sense modalities

    8. John Kulvicki: Auditory perspectives

    9. Matthew Nudds: Non-visual senses: The distinctive role of sounds and smells.

    10. Part IV: The multimodality of perception

    11. Casey O’Callaghan: Enhancement through coordination

    12. Mohan Matthen: Is perceptual experience normally multimodal?

    13. Part V: Is attention necessary for perception?

    14. Bob Kentridge and Berit Brogaard: The functional roles of attention

    15. Wayne Wu: Attention and perception: A necessary connection?

    16. Part VI: Can perception be unconscious?

    17. Ian Phillips and Ned Block: Debate on unconscious perception

    18. Appendix

    19. Other controversies in philosophy of perception


    Bence Nanay is Professor of Philosophy and BOF Research Professor at the University of Antwerp.

    "A really well structured and important new collection of papers, dealing with central issues in the philosophy of perception. Required reading for anyone who has an interest in the latest philosophical debates about perception."

    Michael Tye, University of Texas at Austin, USA