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The Rationality of Perception

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2018.06.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Susanna Siegel, The Rationality of Perception, Oxford University Press, 2017, 240pp., $55.00, ISBN 9780198797081. Reviewed by Dustin Stokes, University of Utah Suppose you are about to give a talk at some important venue. You are presenting a paper that is well polished, and about which you feel enthusiastic. Nonetheless, you suffer anxiety before the event. Just before the presentation you remind yourself to be confident; and as you catch an exceptionally furrowed brow while scanning the room, you remind yourself that philosophers rarely smile at talks. But as the talk goes on, these self-reminders are no use: seeing the faces and body language of the audience, your sense increases that they are confused or bored or frustrated. By the end, you conclude that you’ve botched the talk. You could just see, as we say, the negative responses in the audience.

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