The phenomenal character of perceptual experience involves the representation of colour, shape and motion. Does it also involve the representation of high-level categories? Is the recognition of a tomato as a tomato contained within perceptual phenomenality? Proponents of a conservative view of the reach of phenomenal content say 'No', whereas those who take a liberal view of perceptual phenomenality say 'Yes'. I clarify the debate between conservatives and liberals, and argue in favour of the liberal view that high-level content can directly inform the phenomenal character of perception.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||The Philosophical Quarterly|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2009|
|Event||The Admissible Contents of Experience Conference - University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 20 Mar 2007 → 22 Mar 2007