Active Perception in the History of Philosophy: From Plato to Modern Philosophy

2014.10.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews José Filipe Silva and Mikko Yrjönsuuri (eds.), Active Perception in the History of Philosophy: From Plato to Modern Philosophy,
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2014.10.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews José Filipe Silva and Mikko Yrjönsuuri (eds.), Active Perception in the History of Philosophy: From Plato to Modern Philosophy, Springer, 2014, 293pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319043609. Reviewed by Han Thomas Adriaenssen, University of Groningen The fifteen papers in this collection focus on the basic idea that perception is an activity -- something we do rather than something we undergo. This intuition may perhaps seem obvious to philosophers and psychologists nowadays, most of whom would agree that perceiving involves a lot more than passively receiving stimuli from without. But, as the editors point out, it is not an intuition that may be taken for granted. Rather, it is an intuition that developed over time, and to trace its emergence in the history of philosophy is one of the volume's principal aims. Doing this, José Filipe Silva and Mikko Yrjönsuuri claim, will help add 'a historical understanding'. . .

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