Beyond Vision: Philosophical Essays

2017.10.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Casey O'Callaghan, Beyond Vision: Philosophical Essays, Oxford University Press, 2017, 203pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.10.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Casey O'Callaghan, Beyond Vision: Philosophical Essays, Oxford University Press, 2017, 203pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 97801987882964. Reviewed by Mark Eli Kalderon, University College London This is a collection of eight essays that extends the project of Casey O'Callaghan's earlier monograph, Sounds: A Philosophical Theory. If visuocentrism is the vice of overgeneralizing from vision to the nature of perception more generally, then its costs are perspective-induced distortion and omission. Approaching the nature of perception from the perspective of vision alone results in a distorted conception since the senses differ importantly from one another, and the nature of perception properly conceived should allow for such diversity. And it results in omission since in focusing exclusively on vision such an approach is blind to such diversity. O'Callaghan aims to uncover lessons from beyond vision, not just about. . .

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