World, Mind, and Perception (The Correct View)

  • Gaetano Fiorin
  • Denis Delfitto
Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 25)


In this chapter, we introduce and discuss the modern scientific view of perception, whereby sensory systems are not mere physical transducers but systems of classification and interpretation of the external world, developed in the course of the human evolutionary history to serve the perceiver in the task of surviving in its environmental niche. We also discuss how the modern view of perception offers an answer to Descartes’ skeptical argument and, ultimately, a way to reconciling the divide between world and mind.


Perception Sensory systems Feature maps Binding Sensory states Sensorial experience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaetano Fiorin
    • 1
  • Denis Delfitto
    • 2
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of VeronaVeronaItaly

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