P ublished online June 2011 .
Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 12156 words.
Sense perception provides (or seems to provide) a direct awareness of our environment and the things in it. Philosophical theories of perception attempt to explain how this is possible...