Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 February 2015

256 Pages | 15 illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199385157

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Seeing Things as They Are

A Theory of Perception

John R. Searle

  • Provides a comprehensive account of the intentionality of perceptual experience
  • Argues that we do in fact perceive objects and states of affairs directly, not only through representations
  • Criticizes the classical theories of perception and identifies a single fallacy, here called the Bad Argument, as the source of nearly all of the confusions in the history of the philosophy of perception
  • Makes an eminent philosopher's work on a cutting-edge topic accessible to general audiences

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