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The contents of visual experience, by Susanna Siegel

Label
The contents of visual experience
Title
The contents of visual experience
Statement of responsibility
by Susanna Siegel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • What do we see? We are visually conscious of colors and shapes, but are we also visually conscious of complex properties such as being John Malkovich? In this book, Susanna Siegel develops a framework for understanding the contents of visual experience, and argues that these contents involve all sorts of complex properties. Siegel starts by analyzing the notion of the contents of experience, and by arguing that theorists of all stripes should accept that experiences have contents. She then introduces a method for discovering the contents of experience: the method of phenomenal contrast. This method relies only minimally on introspection, and allows rigorous support for claims about experience. She then applies the method to make the case that we are conscious of many kinds of properties, of all sorts of causal properties, and of many other complex properties. She goes on to use the method to help analyze difficult questions about our consciousness of objects and their role in the contents of experience, and to reconceptualize the distinction between perception and sensation. Siegel's results are important for many areas of philosophy, including the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and the philosophy of science. They are also important for the psychology and cognitive neuroscience of vision
  • In this book, Susanna Siegel develops a framework for understanding the contents of visual experience, and argues that these contents involve all sorts of complex properties. Siegel starts by analyzing the notion of the contents of experience, and by arguing that theorists of all stripes should accept that experiences have contents. She then introduces a method for discovering the contents of experience: the method of phenomenal contrast. This method relies only minimally on introspection and allows rigorous support for claims about experience. She then applies the method to make the case that we are conscious of many kinds of properties, of all sorts of causal properties, and of many other complex properties. Siegel goes on to use the method to help analyze difficult questions about our consciousness of objects and their role in the contents of experience, and to reconceptualize the distinction between perception and sensation. Siegel's results are important for many areas of philosophy, including the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and the philosophy of science. They are also important for the psychology and cognitive neuroscience of vision. --Book Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siegel, Susanna
Dewey number
121/.35
Index
no index present
LC call number
B105.V54
LC item number
S53 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Philosophy of mind series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vision
  • Experience
  • Philosophy of mind
Label
The contents of visual experience, by Susanna Siegel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Experiences -- 2. The content view -- 3. How can we discover the contents of experience? -- 4. Kinds -- 5. The visual experiences of causation -- 6. The role of objects in visual experience -- 7. Subject and object in the contents of experience -- 8. The strong content view revisited
Control code
498112263
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9780195305296
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010000650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)498112263
Label
The contents of visual experience, by Susanna Siegel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Experiences -- 2. The content view -- 3. How can we discover the contents of experience? -- 4. Kinds -- 5. The visual experiences of causation -- 6. The role of objects in visual experience -- 7. Subject and object in the contents of experience -- 8. The strong content view revisited
Control code
498112263
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9780195305296
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010000650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)498112263

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