The perception of absence, space and time
Soteriou, Matthew (2011) The perception of absence, space and time. In: Roessler, Johannes and Lerman, Hemdat and Eilan, Naomi, (eds.) Perception, causation, and objectivity. Consciousness and self-consiousness . Oxford : Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199692040Full text not available from this repository.
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This chapter discusses the causal requirements on perceptual success in putative cases of the perception of absence – in particular, in cases of hearing silence and seeing darkness. It is argued that the key to providing the right account of the respect in which we can perceive silence and darkness lies in providing the right account of the respect in which we can have conscious perceptual contact with intervals of time and regions of space within which objects can potentially be perceived. In this account, a significant explanatory role is assigned to comparatively invariant structural features of our conscious experience of regions of space and intervals of time. The chapter discusses how the explanatory role assigned to these structural features affects our view of the causal requirements on perceptual success.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Perception (Philosophy), Causation, Objectivity|
|Series Name:||Consciousness and self-consiousness|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Place of Publication:||Oxford|
|Book Title:||Perception, causation, and objectivity|
|Editor:||Roessler, Johannes and Lerman, Hemdat and Eilan, Naomi|
|Number of Pages:||372|
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