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Perceptual-Recognitional Abilities and Perceptual Knowledge

Citation
Millar A (2008) Perceptual-Recognitional Abilities and Perceptual Knowledge. In: Haddock A & Macpherson F (eds.) Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 330-347. http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199231546

Abstract
A conception of recognitional abilities and perceptual-discriminative abilities is deployed to make sense of how perceptual experiences enable us to make cognitive contact with objects and facts. It is argued that accepting the emerging view does not commit us to thinking that perceptual experiences are essentially relational, as they are conceived to be in disjunctivist theories. The discussion explores some implications for the theory of knowledge in general and, in particular, for the issue of how we can shed light on the nature of knowledge is if we do not aim to provide conceptual analyses of knowledge in terms of true belief plus something else. Consideration is also given how we can best make sense of the practical value that knowledge has for us.

Keywords
Perceptual experience; Perceptual knowledge; Disjunctivism; Recognitional abilities; Justified belief

StatusPublished
Author(s)Millar, Alan
Publication date31/12/2008
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/760
PublisherOxford University Press
Publisher URLhttp://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199231546
Place of publicationOxford
ISBN978-0-19-923154-6
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