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Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their Contents

Dominic Gregory


Certain representations are bound in a special way to our sensory capacities, because the representations show things as looking or sounding or otherwise standing sensorily certain ways. Many pictures show things as looking certain ways, for instance, while auditory mental images show things as sounding certain ways. What do all those distinctively sensory representations have in common, and what makes them different from representations of other kinds? The book argues that they are alike in having meanings of a certain special type. It employs a host of novel ideas relating to kinds of percep ... More

Keywords: Representation, meaning, content, perception, sensory representations, mental imagery, imagination, pictures, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199653737
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic Gregory, author
University of Sheffield