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Thomas Reid's theory of perception

Author: Ryan Nichols; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Offering an interpretation of the 18th century Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid's theory of perception, this work develops Reid's unheralded argument against a representational theory of thought, which the author applies to his discussion of the intentionality of perceptual states and Reid's appeal to 'signs'.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Nichols, Ryan.
Thomas Reid's theory of perception
Named Person: Thomas Reid; Thomas Reid; Thomas (Philosoph) Reid
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Nichols; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0199276919 9780199276912 9781435623415 143562341X 9780191534973 0191534978 9780191707759 0191707759
OCLC Number: 206941611
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 301 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Reid's method --
Intentional awareness --
Perceptual awareness through touch --
Visual perception --
The purpose of sensations --
Qualities --
Our awareness of sensations --
Perceptual learning --
Answering Molyneux --
Empiricism and the way of ideas.
Responsibility: Ryan Nichols.
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Ryan Nichols offers the first comprehensive interpretation of the eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid's theory of perception - by far the most important feature of his philosophical  Read more...


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Reid's Theory of Perception is a fine book, and deserves to be widely read and discussed. * James Harris, Philosophical Review *

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