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Origins of Objectivity

Tyler Burge

Abstract

This book presents a study of what it is for individuals to represent the physical world with the most primitive sort of objectivity. By reflecting on the science of perception and related psychological and biological sciences, it gives an account of constitutive conditions for perceiving the physical world, and thus aims to locate origins of representational mind. The book illuminates several long-standing, central issues in philosophy, and provides a wide-ranging account of relations between human and animal psychologies.

Keywords: physical world, objectivity, science of perception, psychological science, biological science, constitutive conditions, representational mind, philosophy, human psychologies, animal psychologies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199581405
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581405.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tyler Burge, author
University of California, Los Angeles
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