Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 557-561

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Ambiguous figures, attention, and perceptual content: reply to Jagnow

  • Bence NanayAffiliated withCentre for Philosophical Psychology, University of AntwerpPeterhouse, University of Cambridge Email author 

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I argued in Nanay 2010 that we cannot characterize perceptual content without reference to attention. Here, I defend this account from three objections raised by Jagnow 2011. This mainly takes the form of clarifying some details not sufficiently elaborated in the original article and dispelling some potential misunderstandings.


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