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Perceiving the World$
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Bence Nanay

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195386196

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386196.001.0001

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Do Experiences Have Contents?

Do Experiences Have Contents?

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(p.333) 12 Do Experiences Have Contents?
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Perceiving the World
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Susanna Siegel (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386196.003.0012

This paper argues that despite the differences between perception and belief, perception involves states that are importantly similar to beliefs: conscious visual experiences. According to the Content View, these experiences have contents in the form of accuracy conditions. The paper develops and defends the Content View, discusses its significance, and argues that contrary to what is often supposed, the Content View is compatible with Naive Realist disjunctivism.

Keywords:   perception, perceptual experience, consciousness, vision, visual experience, contents, accuracy conditions

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