|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._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Perception/Vision/Tradition/Epistemology/Millikan: Thesis: Perception is passive.
MillikanVsTradition/MillikanVsEpistemology: Perception is nothing passive! We are focussing our attention and are constantly asking ourselves decision questions. "Is it alive? Is it moving?"
Often, we relate to other things in order to identify them.
Therefore, abilities are the same as implicit intensions.
Implicit Intension/Millikan: but an implicit intension is not a "stimulus meaning"._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987