Augustine on Active Perception, Awareness, and Representation

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It is widely thought that Augustine thinks perception is, in some distinctive sense, an active process and that he takes conscious awareness to be constitutive of perception. I argue that conscious awareness is not straightforwardly constitutive of perception and that Augustine is best understood as an indirect realist. I then clarify Augustine’s views concerning the nature and role of diachronically unified conscious awareness and mental representation in perception, the nature of the soul’s intentio, and the precise sense(s) in which perception is an active process.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)84-110
Aantal pagina's27
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
Vroegere onlinedatum23-dec-2020
StatusPublished - feb-2021

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