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Perception, Causation, and Objectivity
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Perception, Causation, and Objectivity

Johannes Roessler, Hemdat Lerman, and Naomi Eilan

Abstract

Perceptual experience, that paradigm of subjectivity, constitutes our most immediate and fundamental access to the objective world. At least, this would seem to be so if commonsense realism is correct — if perceptual experience is (in general) an immediate awareness of mind-independent objects, and a source of direct knowledge of what such objects are like. Commonsense realism raises many questions. First, can we be more precise about its commitments? Does it entail any particular conception of the nature of perceptual experience and its relation to perceived objects, or any particular view of ... More

Keywords: perception, causation, objectivity, Berkeley's puzzle, causal theory of perception, relational view of experience, scepticism, perceptual knowledge, justification, theory of mind

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199692040
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692040.001.0001

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Johannes Roessler, editor
University of Warwick
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Hemdat Lerman, editor
University of Warwick
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Naomi Eilan, editor
University of Warwick
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