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Knowing by Perceiving

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2019.06.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alan Millar, Knowing by Perceiving, Oxford University Press, 2019, 222pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198755692. Reviewed by Ian Phillips, University of Birmingham, Princeton University Alan Millar's elegant new monograph offers an original approach to perception and perceptual knowledge from a veteran of the field. In crudest outline, Millar defends a common-factor view of perceptual experience combined with a distinctive epistemological disjunctivism on which perceptual knowledge acquisition consists in the exercise of recognitional capacities. Millar develops these core views in chapters three to five and I consider them in detail below. His book, however, contains much else besides. Chapters six and seven are devoted to abilities in general, as well as to a comparison of Millar's approach with that of virtue epistemologists such as Sosa (2007). These standalone discussions will be invaluable to anyone interested in abilities in epistemology or... Read More

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