The Resource The nature of perception, John Foster

The nature of perception, John Foster

Label
The nature of perception
Title
The nature of perception
Statement of responsibility
John Foster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"John Foster presents a penetrating investigation into the question: what is it to perceive a physical object? Is perceptual contact with a physical object, he asks, something fundamental, or does it break down into further factors? If the latter, what are these factors, and how do they combine to secure the contact?" "For most of the book, Foster addresses these questions in the framework of a realist view of the physical world. But the arguments which thereby unfold - arguments which undermine direct realism and establish a version of the sense-datum theory - lead to the conclusion that we do not perceive physical objects at all. The only way to avoid this conclusion is by abandoning physical realism for a form of idealism, and this is the option which Foster finally embraces."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941 May 5-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, John
Index
index present
LC call number
B828.45
LC item number
.F67 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Perception (Philosophy)
  • Perception (Philosophie)
  • Perception (Philosophy)
  • Waarneming
  • Wahrnehmung
  • Theorie
  • Philosophie
Label
The nature of perception, John Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. The reshaping of the issue. 1. The traditional issue ; 2. The two interpretations. 3. SDR and BRT -- Pt. 2. An examination of strong direct realism. 1. The issue before us ; 2. The causal argument ; 3. Contact and content ; 4. The presentational view ; 5. The internalist view ; 6. Conclusion -- Pt. 3. The mediating psychological state. 1. Introduction ; 2. The cognitive theory ; 3. The imagist proposal ; 4. The nature of the secondary qualities ; 5. The sense-datum theory ; 6. The adverbilist alternative ; 7. The sense-datum theory revised -- Pt. 4. The problem of perception. 1. Introduction ; 2. The emergence of the problem ; 3. An argument from analogy ; 4. A deepening of the problem ; 5. Taking stock -- Pt. 5. The idealist solution. 1. The new option ; 2. An argument for idealism ; 3. The unfinished story -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780198237693
Lccn
00703265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42911979
  • (OCoLC)ocm42911979
Label
The nature of perception, John Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. The reshaping of the issue. 1. The traditional issue ; 2. The two interpretations. 3. SDR and BRT -- Pt. 2. An examination of strong direct realism. 1. The issue before us ; 2. The causal argument ; 3. Contact and content ; 4. The presentational view ; 5. The internalist view ; 6. Conclusion -- Pt. 3. The mediating psychological state. 1. Introduction ; 2. The cognitive theory ; 3. The imagist proposal ; 4. The nature of the secondary qualities ; 5. The sense-datum theory ; 6. The adverbilist alternative ; 7. The sense-datum theory revised -- Pt. 4. The problem of perception. 1. Introduction ; 2. The emergence of the problem ; 3. An argument from analogy ; 4. A deepening of the problem ; 5. Taking stock -- Pt. 5. The idealist solution. 1. The new option ; 2. An argument for idealism ; 3. The unfinished story -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780198237693
Lccn
00703265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42911979
  • (OCoLC)ocm42911979

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