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Giving a DamnEssays in Dialogue with John Haugeland$
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Zed Adams and Jacob Browning

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035248

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035248.001.0001

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Constancy Mechanisms and the Normativity of Perception

Constancy Mechanisms and the Normativity of Perception

(p.243) 8 Constancy Mechanisms and the Normativity of Perception
Giving a Damn
Zed Adams

Chauncey Maher

The MIT Press

In “Truth and Rule-Following,” John Haugeland criticizes a wide swath of competing accounts of perceptual representation on the grounds that they cannot make room for the possibility of perceptual states that are functionally right but factually wrong. In this paper, we spell out what we take Haugeland’s criticism to involve by showing how it applies equally well to an account of perceptual representation that was published after Haugeland’s death: namely, the account of perceptual representation offered in Tyler Burge’s Origins of Objectivity (2010).

Keywords:   Tyler Burge, John Haugeland, Perceptual Constancies, Representation, Objectivity, Normativity

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