The Contents of Perception

[Revised entry by Susanna Siegel on October 4, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In contemporary philosophy, the phrase 'the contents of perception' means, roughly, what is conveyed to
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[Revised entry by Susanna Siegel on October 4, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In contemporary philosophy, the phrase 'the contents of perception' means, roughly, what is conveyed to the subject by her perceptual experience. For example, suppose you are looking into a piano at the array of hammers and strings. There will be a way these things look to you when you see them: they will look to have a certain shape, color, texture, and arrangement relative to one another, among other things. Your visual experience conveys to you that the piano has...

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