The problems of perception / R.J. Hirst.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 1959, 2013.
- Muirhead library of philosophy ; Volumes 17.
Muirhead Library of Philosophy ; Volumes 17
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- First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
- Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; PREFACE; Table of Contents; I INTRODUCTORY SURVEY; II THE ARGUMENTS FOR SENSE-DATA; 1. Introduction; 2. The Initial Analysis; 3. The Argument from Differential Certainty; 4. The Argument from Hallucination; 5. The Argument from the Relativity of Perception; III THE PERPLEXING NATURE OF SENSE-DATA; 1. The Dilemma of Attention; 2. Ryle's Criticisms; 3. Sense-data and Material Things; 4. The Selection or Generation of Sense-data; 5. The Category of Sense-data; IV PHENOMENALISM; 1. Reduction to Sense-data
2. Sensibilism3. From Factual to Linguistic Phenomenalism; 4. Phenomenalism Without Equivalence; 5. Observers and Landmarks; 6. The Publicity and Persistence of Material Objects; 7. Causal Properties; 8. Categorical and Hypothetical Statements; V LINGUISTIC METHODS; 1. The Alternative Language Thesis; 2. The Value of a Sense-datum Language; 3. Paradigm Arguments and Other Techniques; 4. Ryle and Dilemmas; 5. Malcolm and Certainty; VI THE REPRESENTATIVE THEORY OF PERCEPTION; 1. Modern Neurologists' Statements of the Theory; 2. Unplausible Variants Rejected; 3. The Theory as the Best Hypothesis
4. External Causes5. Primary and Secondary Qualities; 6. Its Rejection as an Explanatory Hypothesis; VII MIND AND BODY; 1. Interactionism; 2. Towards a Satisfactory Alternative; 3. The Identity Hypothesis; 4. Advantages and Assumptions; 5. An Objection from Parapsychology; 6. Further Objections Answered; VIII PERCEPTUAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND JUDGMENT; 1. Preliminary Description of Perceptual Consciousness; 2. The Thesis that Perception is Judgment; 3. Some Difficulties in the Thesis; 4. An Idealist Defence Examined; 5. Alternative Accounts of Perceptual Consciousness
IX THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERCEPTUAL CONSCIOUSNESS1. Attention and the Sentience Hypothesis; 2. Stereoscopic Vision; 3. Learning and Experience in Perception; 4. Figure-Ground and Constancy; 5. Further Notes and Summary; X FINAL ACCOUNT OF PERCEPTION; 1. Re-examination of the Physiological Evidence; 2. Statement of the Final Theory; 3. Objections and Elucidations: (i) Duplication; 4. Objections and Elucidations: (ii) Correspondence; 5. Conclusions; INDEX
- Includes index.
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