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The Puzzle Of Perceptual Justification

Author : Harmen Ghijsen
ISBN : 9783319305004
Genre : Philosophy
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This book provides an accessible and up-to-date discussion of contemporary theories of perceptual justification that each highlight different factors related to perception, i.e., conscious experience, higher-order beliefs, and reliable processes. The book’s discussion starts from the viewpoint that perception is not only one of our fundamental sources of knowledge and justification, but also plays this role for many less sophisticated animals. It proposes a scientifically informed reliabilist theory which can accommodate this fact without denying that some of our epistemic abilities as human perceivers are special. This allows it to combine many of our intuitions about the importance of conscious experience and higher-order belief with the controversial thesis that perceptual justification is fundamentally non-evidential in character.

Scepticism And Perceptual Justification

Author : Dylan Dodd
ISBN : 9780199658343
Genre : Philosophy
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One of the hardest problems in the history of Western philosophy has been the problem of explaining whether and how experience can provide knowledge for believing that the objective world outside the experiencer's mind is thus and so. This volume contains papers on scepticism about the senses written by some of the most prominent contemporary epistemologists. The papers typically approach the sceptical challenge by discussing central topics in epistemology andother areas: chiefly, the conditions for perceptual justification, the existence of a non-evidential kind of warrant and the extent of one's evidence, but also, among others, the epistemology ofinference, the relations between justification, probability and certainty, the relevance of subjective appearances to the epistemology of perception, the role that broadly pragmatic considerations play in epistemic justification, the contents of perception and the function of attention. The papers show how philosophical progress on foundational issues can improve our understanding of and possibly afford a solution to a historically prominent problem like scepticism.

Evidentialism Concepts Content And Epistemological Unity

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The discussion of these two objections suggests that some substantive "subjective" conception of epistemic justification is true. In the final chapter I sketch some subjective interpretations of the key terms of the evidentialist thesis that can help to guide future work. By so doing, these interpretations of those terms also will help to unify the various epistemic principles evidentialism admits.

The Oxford Handbook Of Philosophy Of Perception

Author : Mohan Matthen
ISBN : 9780191669057
Genre : Philosophy
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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception is a survey by leading philosophical thinkers of contemporary issues and new thinking in philosophy of perception. It includes sections on the history of the subject, introductions to contemporary issues in the epistemology, ontology and aesthetics of perception, treatments of the individual sense modalities and of the things we perceive by means of them, and a consideration of how perceptual information is integrated and consolidated. New analytic tools and applications to other areas of philosophy are discussed in depth. Each of the forty-five entries is written by a leading expert, some collaborating with younger figures; each seeks to introduce the reader to a broad range of issues. All contain new ideas on the topics covered; together they demonstrate the vigour and innovative zeal of a young field. The book is accessible to anybody who has an intellectual interest in issues concerning perception.

Seemings And Justification

Author : Chris Tucker
ISBN : 9780199899494
Genre : Philosophy
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The primary aim of this book is to understand how seemings relate to justification and whether some version of dogmatism or phenomenal conservatism can be sustained. It also addresses a number of other issues, including the nature of seemings, cognitive penetration, Bayesianism, and the epistemology of morality and disagreement.

Surfing Uncertainty

Author : Andy Clark
ISBN : 9780190217013
Genre : Forecasting
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This title brings together work on embodiment, action, and the predictive mind. At the core is the vision of human minds as prediction machines - devices that constantly try to stay one step ahead of the breaking waves of sensory stimulation, by actively predicting the incoming flow. In every situation we encounter, that complex prediction machinery is already buzzing, proactively trying to anticipate the sensory barrage. The book shows in detail how this strange but potent strategy of self-anticipation ushers perception, understanding, and imagination simultaneously onto the cognitive stage.

Perceptual Knowledge

Author : Georges Dicker
ISBN : 9789400990487
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This book grew out of the lectures that I prepared for my students in epis temology at SUNY College at Brockport beginning in 1974. The conception of the problem of perception and the interpretation of the sense-datum theory and its supporting arguments that are developed in Chapters One through Four originated in these lectures. The rest of the manuscript was first written during the 1975-1976 academic year, while I held an NEH Fellowship in Residence for College Teachers at Brown University, and during the ensuing summer, under a SUNY Faculty Research Fellowship. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the National Endowment for the Humanities and to the Research Foundation of the State University of New York for their support of my research. I am grateful to many former students, colleagues, and friends for their stimulating, constructive comments and criticisms. Among the former stu dents whose reactions and objections were most helpful are Richard Motroni, Donald Callen, Hilary Porter, and Glenn Shaikun. Among my colleagues at Brockport, I wish to thank Kevin Donaghy and Jack Glickman for their comments and encouragement. I am indebted to Eli Hirsch for reading and commenting most helpfully on the entire manuscript, to Peter M. Brown for a useful correspondence concerning key arguments in Chapters Five and Seven, to Keith Lehrer for a criticism of one of my arguments that led me to make some important revisions, and to Roderick M.

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