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Introduction: Visual Experience

Gary Hatfield and Sarah Allred

in Visual Experience

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199597277
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741883 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597277.003.0001
Introduction: Visual Experience

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Perception provides contact with the world. The processes that yield such contact are mainly unconscious and so are some of the products of these processes. At the same time, human consciousness is filled by perceptual content. Psychologists and philosophers have an interest in finding appropriate characterizations for both the processes and products of perception. This chapter provides an overview of the issues involved in such an enterprise, including a brief history and a summary of each author’s contribution.

Keywords: perception; consciousness; perceptual products; perceptual processes

Chapter.  5152 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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