The Metaphysics of Perception: Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness and Critical Realism, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Metaphysics of Perception

Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness and Critical Realism, 1st Edition

By Paul Coates

Routledge

278 pages

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This book is an important study in the philosophy of the mind; drawing on the work of philosopher Wilfrid Sellars and the theory of critical realism to develop a novel argument for understanding perception and metaphysics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The structure of perceptual consciousness (1): Phenomenal qualities and the two-component view

Chapter 2 The structure of perceptual consciousness (2): Concepts and the awareness of fineness of grain

Chapter 3 Hallucinations, illusions and the challenge of metaphysical scepticism

Chapter 4 The incoherence of Direct Realism

Chapter 5 Problems for the enactive approach to perception

Chapter 6 Perception, understanding and causation

Chapter 7 A navigational account of distance perception

Chapter 8 Critical Realism and the alleged transparency of experience

Chapter 9 Imagination and the unity of experience

Chapter 10 Inner experience and the possibility of knowledge

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Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI013000
PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics