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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Megill, Jason L.
Author's Email Address jmegil1@lsu.edu
URN etd-0522103-113110
Title Conceptualized Direct Perception: A Hybrid Theory of Vision
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Philosophy and Religious Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jon Cogburn Committee Chair
Francois Raffoul Committee Member
Greg Schufreider Committee Member
  • philosophy of mind
  • philosophy of perception
  • cognitive science
  • Gibson
Date of Defense 2003-05-13
Availability unrestricted
I formulate a hybrid theory of perception, one in which the mindís 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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