Perceptual Content and Gist
Dr. Tim Bayne (University of Manchester)

February 7, 2014, 9:15am - 11:15am
Department of Philosophy, Monash University

Room E561, Building 11 (Menzies)
55 Wellington Road
Clayton 3800


The philosophy of perception has recently been animated by the question of whether visual experience represents so-called 'high-level' properties, such as being a pine tree or being a stethoscope, or whether the only admissible contents of visual experience are 'low-level' properties, such as colour, orientation and motion. In the first half of this paper I examine different conceptions of what precisely this debate is about. In the second half of this paper I explore the question of whether research into perceptual gist might have a bearing on this debate.

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