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Aspects of Perception

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Part of the Nordic Wittgenstein Studies book series (NRWS, volume 5)

Abstract

Beginning with a critique of Richard Wollheim’s understanding of aspect perception and its significance, this chapter argues against the widespread tendency, which Wollheim shares, to identify aspects with, or in terms of, concepts. The chapter also argues that the experience of aspect-dawning provides evidence in support of, and at the same time elucidates, Merleau-Ponty’s claim that in order to understand human perception, we must recognize perceptual indeterminacy as a ‘positive phenomenon’.

Keywords

Aspect perception Richard Wollheim Peter Strawson Concepts Aspects as internal relations Perceptual indeterminacy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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