The Nature of Perception

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 289 pages
John Foster addresses the question: what is it to perceive a physical object? He rejects the view that we perceive such objects directly, and argues for a new version of the traditional empiricist account, which locates the immediate objects of perception in the mind. But this account seems to imply that we do not perceive physical objects at all. Foster offers a surprising solution, which involves embracing an idealist view of the physical world.

About the author (2000)

John Foster has been Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Brasenose College, Oxford, since 1966.

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