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Title
Perception is not all-purpose
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Abstract
I aim to show that perception depends counterfactually on the action we want to perform. Perception is not all-purpose: what we want to do does influence what we see. After clarifying how this claim is different from the one at stake in the cognitive penetrability debate and what counterfactual dependence means in my claim, I will give a two-step argument: (a) ones perceptual attention depends counterfactually on ones intention to perform an action (everything else being equal) and (b) ones perceptual processing depends counterfactually on ones perceptual attention (everything else being equal). If we put these claims together, what we get is that ones perceptual processing depends counterfactually on ones intention to perform an action (everything else being equal).
Language
English
Source (journal)
Synthese : an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science. - Dordrecht, 1936, currens
Publication
Dordrecht : 2018
ISSN
0039-7857 [print]
1573-0964 [online]
Volume/pages
(2018)
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 23.10.2018
Last edited 15.07.2021
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