Does Perception Have Content?

2015.08.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Berit Brogaard (ed.), Does Perception Have Content?, Oxford University Press, 2014, 377pp., $74.00 (hbk),
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2015.08.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Berit Brogaard (ed.), Does Perception Have Content?, Oxford University Press, 2014, 377pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199756018. Reviewed by Gabrielle B. Jackson, Stony Brook University I watch my two-year-old daughter quietly gazing off the deck of the ferry. She is looking toward the water. Off to the right, still in her field of vision, is the last reach of land, a small peninsula, where trees line the ridge and houses occupy the sandy shore. To her left is nothing but ocean and sky and the occasional bird. I wonder, what does she see? Come to think of it, what do I see? As soon as the reverie ends, the academic in me (not to be outdone) asks the same questions, but in the technical language of philosophy: "What is conveyed to the subject by perceptual experience?" Perceptual experience has "phenomenal character." There is "something it is like" to perceive. This... Read More

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