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An empirical look at the transparency of perceptual experience
by Bollhagen, Andrew, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 88; 10147308
Abstract (Summary)

The thesis that perceptual experience is transparent has received considerable air-time in contemporary philosophy of mind and perception. Debate over its truth-value has reached an impasse. I diagnose this mired debate, and pursue a reformulation of the “transparency thesis” such that it can be more readily evaluated form the perspective of perceptual psychology and related subdisciplines. I argue that the empirical methods characteristic of these disciplines are important for evaluating the transparency thesis. Both historical and contemporary empirical results but substantial pressure on the transparency thesis.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Klein, Alexander
Commitee: Wright, Cory, Wright, Wayne
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Philosophy
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Philosophy, Psychology, Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Perceptual experience, Transparency
Publication Number: 10147308
ISBN: 978-1-369-02533-0
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