Logic & Philosophy of Science Colloquium
University of California, Santa Cruz
Is the visual world a grand illusion?
This paper looks at a new form of skepticism about
perceptual experience that takes its start from developments in
perceptual science (especially work on change blindness). According
to this new skepticism, perceptual consciousness is a kind of false
consciousness. I criticize the skeptical reasoning and propose a new
framework for thinking about the nature of perception and perceptual
consciousness. According to this new framework, perception isn't
something that occurs in us. It is something we do.
Friday, January 12, 2001
Refreshments will be served
SST 777, 3 pm