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Contentless perceiving: the very idea

Chapter


Abstract


  • Many contemporary analytic philosophers find it self-evidently true that perceiving is necessarily,constitutively – always and everywhere – contentful. For them it is axiomatic that if one is to perceive thenthe world must be represented as being a certain way. Accordingly, the idea that perceiving is necessarilycontentful is secured if it is also assumed that “To say that any state has content is just to say that itrepresents the world as being a certain way. It thus has … a ‘correctness condition’ – the condition under which it represents correctly” (Crane 1992, p. 139).

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (2015). Contentless perceiving: the very idea. In M. Campbell & M. O'Sullivan (Eds.), Wittgenstein and Perception (pp. 63-83). New York, NY: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138829374

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138829374

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84941081842

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2359

Book Title


  • Wittgenstein and Perception

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 63

End Page


  • 83

Place Of Publication


  • New York, NY

Abstract


  • Many contemporary analytic philosophers find it self-evidently true that perceiving is necessarily,constitutively – always and everywhere – contentful. For them it is axiomatic that if one is to perceive thenthe world must be represented as being a certain way. Accordingly, the idea that perceiving is necessarilycontentful is secured if it is also assumed that “To say that any state has content is just to say that itrepresents the world as being a certain way. It thus has … a ‘correctness condition’ – the condition under which it represents correctly” (Crane 1992, p. 139).

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (2015). Contentless perceiving: the very idea. In M. Campbell & M. O'Sullivan (Eds.), Wittgenstein and Perception (pp. 63-83). New York, NY: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138829374

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138829374

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84941081842

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2359

Book Title


  • Wittgenstein and Perception

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 63

End Page


  • 83

Place Of Publication


  • New York, NY