WHAT: Civilization Studies Program’s Brown Bag talks
WHO: Rami El Ali
WHEN: October 28th, 2016, 15:00-17:00
WHERE: AUB,West hall Auditorium C

ABSTRACT

Consider the visual scene before your eyes. Can this scene’s phenomenal character be characterized solely in terms of sensory relations to your mind-independent surroundings, or must we additionally appeal to mental representation? At least two reasons suggest that sensory relations do not sufficiently characterize experience. On the one hand, looking at the very same objects can result in qualitatively different experiences, and on the other hand, different objects might result in qualitatively identical experiences. In this presentation, I respond to these two worries, and in so doing present a theory of visual perception without representation.