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  1. Readings 1 item
    1. Unfortunately, there is no satisfactory text book in the philosophy of perception. Students will therefore have to consult a number of books and articles. Some of the readings are available online. In addition, many of the books below will be available in the main University Library. (Please contact me if you are having problems with getting hold of a reading.) Details of the topics to be covered are listed below together with reading lists for each. These lists are quite extensive. In each section students should aim to read at least one overview, and five or six of the remaining selections. Where selections are designated "core" they should be read.

  2. Introduction and Overview, lectures 1-2 2 items
    1. The Problem of Perception - Tim Crane, Craig French

      Article  See: Crane, Tim and French, Craig, "The Problem of Perception".

    2. Perception - Casey O’Callaghan

      Chapter  See: O'Callaghan, 'Perception'.

  3. Sense-Datum Theory, lectures 3-5 18 items
    1. Overviews 4 items
      1. An introduction to the philosophy of mind - E. J. Lowe 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: Chapter 5.

      2. An introduction to the philosophy of mind - E. J. Lowe 2000

        Book  See: Chapter 5

      3. Sense-Data - Michael Huemer

        Article  See: Huemer, M. "Sense-Data".

      4. Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy online - Edward Craig, Routledge (Firm) 2003?]- (electronic resource)

        Website  See: Gallois, A. "Sense-data".

    2. Traditional sense-datum accounts Core 3 items
      1. The Problems of Philosophy - Bertrand Russell 2009

        Book Essential See: Chapter 1.

      2. Some main problems of philosophy - G. E. Moore 1953

        Book  See: Chapter 2.

      3. The foundations of empirical knowledge - A. J. Ayer 1940

        Book Essential See: Chapters 1 & 2.

    3. Modern sense-datum and sense-datum-like accounts 3 items
      1. Perception: a representative theory - Frank Jackson 1993

        Book 

      2. Perception - Howard Robinson 2001, c1994 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. Naturalized Sense Data - Jose Luis Bermudez 09/2000

        Article 

    4. Critical discussions of sense-datum theory 6 items
      1. The concept of mind - Gilbert Ryle 1949

        Book  See: Chapter 7.

      2. Sense and sensibilia - J. L. Austin, G. J. Warnock 1962

        Book 

      3. A theory of perception - George Pitcher 1971

        Book  See: Chapter 1.

      4. The Problem of Perception - A. M. Quinton 1955

        Article  See: Pp. 28-51: also reprinted in Swartz (ed.) 'Perceiving Sensing and Knowing'.

      5. Perceiving, sensing and knowing: a book of readings from twentieth-century sources in the philosophy of perception - Robert J. Swartz 1965

        Book  See: Barnes, W. H. F. "The Myth of Sense-Data": also printed in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 45, pp. 89-118.

      6. The philosophy of G.E. Moore - Paul Arthur Schilpp 1942

        Book  See: Ducasse, C. J. 'Moore's Refutation of Idealism'.

    5. Sense-data and epistemology 2 items
      1. An introduction to contemporary epistemology - Jonathan Dancy 1985

        Book  See: Chapters 10 and 11.

      2. Perception: a representative theory - Frank Jackson 1977

        Book  See: Chapter 6.

  4. Causal Theories, lectures 6-7 6 items
    1. Overview 1 item
      1. An introduction to the philosophy of mind - E. J. Lowe, NetLibrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: Chapter 6

    2. Core 2 items
      1. The Philosophy of perception - G. J. Warnock 1967

        Book Essential See: Grice, H. P., "The Causal Theory of Perception"

    3. Recommended 3 items
      1. Subjects of experience - E. J. Lowe 1996

        Book  See: Chapter 4

  5. Representationalism, lectures 8-11 21 items
    1. Overview 2 items
      1. Theories of consciousness: an introduction and assessment - William Seager, MyiLibrary 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: Chapters 6 & 7

    2. Pro Representationalism Core 8 items
      1. Experience as Representation - Fred Dretske 10/2003

        Article Essential

      2. Naturalizing the mind - Fred I. Dretske 1997

        Book Essential

      3. Consciousness and experience - William G. Lycan, NetLibrary, Inc 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential See: Chapter 7

      4. Intentionalism Defended - Alex Byrne 04/2001

        Article Essential

    3. Against Representationalism 7 items
      1. The nature of consciousness: philosophical debates - Ned Joel Block, Owen J. Flanagan, Güven Güzeldere c1997

        Book  See: Block, N., "Inverted Earth"

      2. The case for qualia - Edmond Leo Wright c2008 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    4. Perception & Concepts 2 items
      1. The problem of perception - A. D. Smith 2002

        Book 

    5. The Admissible Contents of Experience 2 items
      1. The admissible contents of experience - Katherine Hawley, Fiona Macpherson 2011

        Book  See: Macpherson, “The Admissible Contents of Experience”.

  6. Naïve Realism, lectures 12-14 11 items
    1. Overview 1 item
      1. Disjunctivism: perception, action, knowledge - Adrian Haddock, Fiona Macpherson, Oxford University Press 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: Haddock, A. and Macpherson, F., "Introduction: Varieties of Disjunctivism"

    2. Pro Naïve Realism 8 items
      1. Perceptual knowledge - Jonathan Dancy 1988

        Book  See: McDowell, J., "Criteria Defeasibility and Knowledge". Available online.

      2. Perception, hallucination, and illusion - William Fish, Oxford University Press 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. Perceptual experience - Tamar Gendler, John Hawthorne 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: Tim Crane, "Is There a Perceptual Relation?"

    3. Also recommended 2 items
      1. Disjunctivism: perception, action, knowledge - Adrian Haddock, Fiona Macpherson, Oxford University Press 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book 

  7. Ecological, Bayesian views, lectures 15-16 6 items
    NOTE: FOR 2018-19 SESSION ONLY, THIS PART OF THE COURSE WILL NOT BE IN THE EXAM AS IT WAS NOT COVERED IN LECTURES.
    1. Overview 1 item
    2. Also recommended 2 items
      1. Perception, action, and consciousness: sensorimotor dynamics and two visual systems - Nivedita Gangopadhyay, Michael Madary, Finn Spicer, Oxford University Press 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: Alva Noë, "Vision without representation"

    3. Other Frameworks 3 items