Perception, Knowledge and Belief

Perception, Knowledge and Belief

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This collection of essays by eminent philosopher Fred Dretske brings together work on the theory of knowledge and philosophy of mind spanning thirty years. The two areas combine to lay the groundwork for a naturalistic philosophy of mind. The essays focus on perception, knowledge, and consciousness. Together, they show the interconnectedness of Dretske's work in epistemology and his more contemporary ideas on philosophy of mind, shedding light on the links which can be made between the two. This collection will be a valuable resource for a wide range of philosophers and their students, and will also be of interest to cognitive scientists, psychologists, and philosophers of biology.Essays 9 and 10 attempt to describe the nature of conscious experience and its evolutionary function. ... five essays are my best effort to distinguish conceptual states - belief, judgment, and knowledge - from phenomenal states - sensations, anbsp;...


Title:Perception, Knowledge and Belief
Author: Fred Dretske
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2000-02-28
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