The Metaphysics of Perception

Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness and Critical Realism

By Paul Coates

© 2007 – Routledge

278 pages

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About the Book

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics