Master of Arts (MA)
Philosophy and Religious Studies
I formulate a hybrid theory of perception, one in which the mind’s interaction with the world is a more direct affair than many suppose (no perceptual mental representations, no sense data, no Cartesian Theater), but one in which our concepts also play a role. My claims have implications for philosophical attempts to understand perception, cognitive science theories of vision, debates over the nature of consciousness, and philosophical debates concerning Artificial Intelligence.
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Megill, Jason L., "Conceptualized direct perception: a hybrid theory of vision" (2003). LSU Master's Theses. 2183.