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dc.contributor.advisorTye, Michael
dc.creatorPiatti, Katherine Anne
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-01T15:05:10Z
dc.date.available2018-02-01T15:05:10Z
dc.date.created2017-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2017
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2JS9HQ9B
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/63380
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, two of the most popular debates in the philosophy of perception have been about whether there’s cognitive penetration and whether high-level properties are represented in our perceptual experiences. My dissertation concerns both of those debates. In the first paper, I argue that the debates about cognitive penetration and the perceptual representation of high-level properties are related. Namely, there has to be cognitive penetration for it to be plausible that our perceptual experiences represent high-level properties. In the second paper, I add to the literature challenging the alleged empirical evidence for cognitive penetration. I focus, in particular, on studies purportedly finding that (direct) influence from subjects cognitive states had altered their perceptual experiences over time. I argue those studies provide empirical evidence of perceptual adaptation, not cognitive penetration. In the third paper, I argue the view that our visual experiences represent high-level properties is unmotivated and I argue the explanation for how we come to perceptually represent high-level properties is implausible
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectCognitive penetration
dc.subjectPerceptual representation
dc.titleCognitive penetration and the perceptual representation of high-level properties
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-02-01T15:05:10Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDever, Joshua
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMontague, Michelle
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSosa, Ernest D
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSiegel, Susanna
dc.description.departmentPhilosophy
thesis.degree.departmentPhilosophy
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-1230-9721
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