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Perception, philosophy: perceptions are conscious or unconscious processings of changes of state or events in the environment or within a living organism. Perceptions are happening in the present. Memories and imaginations are not perceptions. In language usage the expression of perception is used both for the process of perception and for the perceived. See also stimuli, sensations, sense perceptions, computation, memory, ideas.

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Gareth Evans
McDowell I 72
Information System/Evans: the system of abilities that we exercise when we gather information about the world through the use of our senses. (Non-conceptual).
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I 73
The operations of the information system are more primitive than the rationally interconnected conceptual abilities that work in judgment and beliefs.
It is the perception that we share with the animals.
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I 85
Information System/Evans: its states are independent of beliefs. Beliefs cannot explain the content of a perceptual experience, because it could well be that you have no convictions with a corresponding content!


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EMD II
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989

MD I
J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001


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