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The Metaphysics of Perception

Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness and Critical Realism

By Paul Coates

Routledge – 2007 – 276 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

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Description

This book is an important study in the philosophy of the mind; drawing on the work of philosopher Wilfrid Sellars and the theory of critical realism to develop a novel argument for understanding perception and metaphysics.

Contents

Chapter 1 The structure of perceptual consciousness (1): Phenomenal qualities and the two-component view

Chapter 2 The structure of perceptual consciousness (2): Concepts and the awareness of fineness of grain

Chapter 3 Hallucinations, illusions and the challenge of metaphysical scepticism

Chapter 4 The incoherence of Direct Realism

Chapter 5 Problems for the enactive approach to perception

Chapter 6 Perception, understanding and causation

Chapter 7 A navigational account of distance perception

Chapter 8 Critical Realism and the alleged transparency of experience

Chapter 9 Imagination and the unity of experience

Chapter 10 Inner experience and the possibility of knowledge

Name: The Metaphysics of Perception: Wilfrid Sellars, Perceptual Consciousness and Critical Realism (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Paul Coates. This book is an important study in the philosophy of the mind; drawing on the work of philosopher Wilfrid Sellars and the theory of critical realism to develop a novel argument for understanding perception and...
Categories: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, 20th Century