TITLE

Action and Self-Location in Perception

AUTHOR(S)
Schellenberg, Susanna
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Mind;Jul2007, Vol. 116 Issue 463, p603
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
I offer an explanation of how subjects are able to perceive the intrinsic spatial properties of objects, given that subjects always perceive from a particular location. The argument proceeds in two steps. First, I argue that a conception of space is necessary to perceive the intrinsic spatial properties of objects. This conception of space is spelled out by showing that perceiving intrinsic properties requires perceiving objects as the kind of things that are perceivable from other locations. Second, I show that having such a conception of space presupposes that a subject represent her location in relation to perceived objects. More precisely the thesis is that a subject represents her location as the location from which she both perceives objects and would act in relation to objects were she to act. So I argue that perception depends on the capacity to know what it would be to act in relation to objects.
ACCESSION #
26522985

 

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