ISBN : 9780190495251
In this book, Brit Brogaard defends the view that visual experience is like belief in having a representational content. Her defense differs from most previous defenses of this view in that it begins by looking at the language of ordinary speech. She provides a linguistic analysis of what we say when we say that things look a certain way or that the world appears to us to be a certain way. She then argues that this analysis can be used to argue for the view that visual experience has a representation content that mediates between you and the world when you visually perceive.
Chapter 1. The Semantics of 'Appear' Words
Chapter 2. Looks and Seemings
Chapter 3. The Representational View of Experience
Chapter 4. Arguments against the Representational View
Chapter 5. Other Arguments from 'Look'
Chapter 6. Seeing Things
Chapter 7. Beyond Seeing