Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Davis
Title: An issue in perceptual theory.
Source: Academic Psychology Bulletin, 1980 Jun, 1980. 2 (2): p.169-178Reference.
Language: English
Publication Type: Comment
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Perception Professional Criticism Reply Theories
Added Keywords: perceptual theory, professional rebuttal to criticisms of R. Shaw & J. Bransford & M. T. Turvey
Classification Code: Sensory PerceptionHistory & Systems (2320) (2140)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Discusses R. Shaw and J. Bransford (1977) (Critics A) and M. T. Turvey and R. Shaw's (1979) (Critics B) opposition to the author's view (see PA, Vols 53:2211, 61:35, and 64:7510) that perceptions have propositional contents that imply truth value. It is concluded that Critics A's denial of proposition contents has led to an indirect representationalist conception, particularly as it concerns perception's contribution to our knowledge of the environment. Further, Critics B were unsuccessful in showing that to admit the truth or falsity of perceptual contents is to imply that perception is indirect in the sense of involving inference. (14 ref) ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)