, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 229–246 | Cite as

Deliverances (Indirection)

  • Charles TravisEmail author


What makes a veil of perception? Is it merely would-be objects of perceptual awareness, extraneous to the ‘environmental realities’ of which we judge? Or is it merely the presence of something extraneous along the route from perceptual awareness to awareness that our environment is thus and so? In his Mark Sacks lecture John McDowell seems to suppose something like the first answer. This essay argues for the second, thus that he himself imposes such a veil.


Perceptual awareness Awareness-that Representational content Representing-as Frege Veils of perception 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculdade das letrasUniversidade de PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts and HumanitiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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