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Possibilities of perception

Author: Jennifer Church
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The epistemology and the phenomenology of perception are closely related insofar as both depend on experiences of self-evident objectivity-experiences in which the objectivity of a state of affairs is evident from within our experience of that state of affairs. Jennifer Church offers a distinctive account of perception, showing how imagining alternative perspectives and alternative possibilities plays a key role in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Church
ISBN: 9780199678440 0199678448 0191667862 9780191667862
OCLC Number: 855890696
Description: viii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Perception and the Experience of Objectivity --
1. Perceiving and Knowing --
2. Immediacy and its Problems --
3. Self-evidence and the Experience of Objectivity --
4.A Sensory Requirement? --
Chapter 2: The Role of the Imagination --
1. The Need for Active Imagining --
2. The Evidence for Imagining --
3. Imagining and Imagery --
4. The Validation of Imagination --
5. Conclusion --
Chapter 3: Perceiving Reasons --
1. Reasons and Explanatory Relations --
2. Perceiving Causes --
3. Perceiving Constituents as Reasons --
4. Perceiving Justificatory Reasons --
5. The "Space of Reasons" --
6. The Advantages of Perceiving Reasons --
7. Conclusion --
Chapter 4: The Further Reaches of Perception --
1. Perceiving Remote States of Affairs --
2. Perceiving Future States of Affairs --
3. Perceiving Abstract States of Affairs --
4. Rational Perception---Lessons from Plato and Descartes --
5. Conclusion --
Chapter 5: Moral Perception --
1. Standard Commitments of Perceptual Theories --
2. Perceiving Persons as Persons --
3. Uncanniness and Ambivalence --
4. Perceiving What to Do --
5. Back to Kant --
6. Conclusion --
Chapter 6: Aesthetic Perception --
1. The Objects of Aesthetic Perception --
2. The Process of Aesthetic Perception --
3. The Double Consciousness of Aesthetic Perception --
4. Aestheticizing Morality and Moralizing Aesthetics.
Responsibility: Jennifer Church.

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Jennifer Church presents a new account of perception, which shows how imagining alternative perspectives and possibilities plays a key role in creating and validating experiences of self-evident  Read more...

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Possibilities of Perception is a stimulating, wide-ranging treatment of perception in its many guises that should be of interest to a commensurately wide audience. * The Review of Metaphysics * Read more...

 
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