The Perceptual System: A Philosophical and Psychological Perspective (American University Studies)

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This book presents an original comprehensive approach to some of the most difficult problems concerning sense-perception and other mental states. After rejecting prevailing approaches, the author presents his own viewpoint which may be characterized as direct, critical realism. Basing his conclusions on conceptual analysis, psychological evidence and historical considerations, the author is able to offer new insights into traditionally unsolved problems concerning the nature of perceptual states, the ontological status of perceptual environment, the cognitive mechanism in perception and the explanation of perceptual mistakes. The book also discusses the implications of this approach for other mental states such as memory and consciousness.

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The Author: Aaron Ben-Ze'ev is an associate professor of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, Israel. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Dr. Ben-Ze'ev's main research interests are in the philosophy of mind and epistemology. In addition to numerous articles in professional journals, he has written a commentary to Aristotle's On the Soul, he has edited a book on Gossip and he is presently completing a book on Emotions.

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«At last a philosopher has built a theory of perception based on a thorough knowledge of the empirical work in experimental psychology.» (Gaetnio Kanitzsa, University of Trieste, Italy)
«This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the philosophy or psychology of perception. Ben-Ze'ev deftly combines psychological and philosophical materials in a way that clearly illustrates their interrelations and demonstrates the need for philosophers and psychologists to take one another seriously.» (John Heil, Davidson College)
«Professor Ben-Ze'ev's book is an interesting and original exploration of central issues in the philosophy of perception. It combines a wide historical knowledge with frequent references to relevant discussion in the contemporary literature, both philosophical and psychological. It also provides a convincing alternative to the accounts of perception which the author finds implicit in some traditional ways of thinking about the mind.» (A.E. Pitson, University of Sterling)
«The work is well argued, interesting and...clear. His selection and command of psychological data is reassuringly impressive. More than that, he's just plain right. This book deserves to be widely read.» (Ross Cogan, Canadian Philosophical Reviews)
«This is probably the most important book on perception since R.J. Hirst's 'The Problems of Perception'. Ben-Ze'ev presents a highly original, very detailed, comprehensive, and plausible theory of perception, cognition, and other mental phenomena...This book is a must reading for anyone interested in the nature of perception, the role of cognition, various mind-body problems, and those who subscribe to a computational model of consciousness or the mind.» (Jack H. Ornstein, Review of Metaphysics)

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