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Visual Experience: A Semantic Approach

Wylie Breckenridge


This book uses semantic considerations to develop a metaphysical theory of the nature of the character of visual experience. By developing a theory of what we mean by the ‘look’ sentences that we use to describe the characters of our visual experiences, it develops a theory of what it is to have a visual experience with a certain character. The theory turns out to be an adverbial theory: for every character c there is a way of occurring w such that to have a visual experience with character c is to have a visual experience that is occurring in way w. There are various problems faced by adverbi ... More

Keywords: visual experience, character, perception, semantics, language, adverbial theories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199600465
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199600465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wylie Breckenridge, author
Lecturer in Philosophy, Charles Sturt University