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Normativity in Perception

  • Maxime Doyon
  • Thiemo Breyer

Part of the New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science book series (NDPCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Maxime Doyon, Thiemo Breyer
      Pages 1-13
  3. Fundamental Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Michael Madary
      Pages 56-72
  4. Delusions, Illusions and Hallucinations

  5. The Sociocultural Embeddedness of Norms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Maren Wehrle
      Pages 128-139
    3. Thiemo Breyer
      Pages 140-157
  6. Issues in Epistemology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Aude Bandini
      Pages 161-177
    3. Arnaud Dewalque
      Pages 178-195
    4. Virginie Palette
      Pages 196-207
    5. Valérie Aucouturier
      Pages 208-225
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 227-231

About this book


The ways in which human action and rationality are guided by norms are well documented in philosophy and neighboring disciplines. But how do norms shape the way we experience the world perceptually? The present volume explores this question and investigates the specific normativity inherent to perception.


Phenomenology cognitive science normativity perception consciousness subjectivity intersubjectivity embodiment epistemology habituality intentionality embeddedness access experience possibility Husserl Merleau-Ponty Dreyfus McDowell philosophy of mind action Edmund Husserl Embodiment Maurice Merleau-Ponty mind phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • Maxime Doyon
    • 1
  • Thiemo Breyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Université de MontréalCanada
  2. 2.University of CologneGermany

About the editors

Valérie Aucouturier, Brussels Free University, Belgium Aude Bandini, Université de Montréal, Canada Thiemo Breyer, University of Cologne, Germany and Harvard University, US Arnaud Dewalque, Université de Liège, Belgium Maxime Doyon, Université de Montréal, Canada Shaun Gallagher, University of Memphis, US Michael Madary, University of Mainz, Germany David Morris, Concordia University, Canada Virginie Palette, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile Matthew Ratcliffe, University of Vienna, Austria Charles Siewert, Rice University, US Maren Wehrle, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Bibliographic information


“Normativity in Perception appears in Palgrave MacMillan’s ‘New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science’ series, whose stated goal is to foster a ‘growing interest in rethinking traditional philosophical notions of cognition’ ... . Doyon and Breyer’s volume retains its particular place in the literature insofar as it is the only phenomenologically-oriented investigation which focuses solely on perceptual normativity.” (Zack Hugo, Husserl Studies, Vol. 35, 2019)