Modest Nonconceptualism Vindicated

  • Eva Schmidt
Part of the Studies in Brain and Mind book series (SIBM, volume 8)


This chapter contains the results of my discussion in the book. I first review the success of the respective arguments for nonconceptualism and defenses against conceptualist objections. Five of the six arguments presented in favor of nonconceptualism are successful, and three of them are strong enough to support the claim endorsed by Modest Nonconceptualism that every perceptual experience has at least some nonconceptual content. On the other hand, none of the conceptualist objections to nonconceptualism is fatal. So, nonconceptualism is victorious against conceptualism. Finally, I provide a brief sketch of the Modest Nonconceptualist view that has emerged.


Perceptual Experience Logical Space Conceptual Content Perceptual Justification Perceptual Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Schmidt
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  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentSaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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