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Visual Phenomenology

Michael Madary


The main argument of the book is as follows: (1) The descriptive premise: The phenomenology of vision is best described as an ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment. (2) The empirical premise: There are strong empirical reasons to model vision using the general form of anticipation and fulfillment. (AF) Conclusion: Visual perception is an ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment. The book consists of three parts and an appendix. The first part of the book makes the case for premise (1) based on descriptive claims about the nature of first-person experience. The initial support ... More

Keywords: vision, visual experience, mind, phenomenology, perceptual psychology, predictive coding, neuroscience, social cognition, Husserl

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035453
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Madary, author
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz