Perception and its Modalities

2015.05.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dustin Stokes, Mohan Matthen and Stephen Biggs (eds.), Perception and its Modalities, Oxford University Press, 2015, 494pp.,
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2015.05.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dustin Stokes, Mohan Matthen and Stephen Biggs (eds.), Perception and its Modalities, Oxford University Press, 2015, 494pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199832811. Reviewed by Louise Richardson, University of York The philosophy of perception has in recent years taken a turn away from an almost exclusive focus on sight and also, to some extent, from consideration of the traditional theories of perception. The nineteen new essays in this greatly varied volume reflect -- and in one case reflect upon -- this turn. In 'The Dominance of the Visual' Dustin Stokes and Stephen Biggs seek to explain vision's specialness and thus the 'visuocentrism' of the study of perception. They argue that vision dominates the other senses in a number of ways and that this dominance is epistemically significant and good: vision dominates the other senses just in so far as it is epistemically advantageous for it do to so. Nevertheless. . .

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