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Title: How Visual Perception Yields Reasons for Belief
Author(s): Millar, Alan
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Keywords: perceptual knowledge
perceptual-recognitional abilities, justification arising from perception
reasons for belief arising from perception
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Date Deposited: 31-Jan-2014
Citation: Millar A (2011) How Visual Perception Yields Reasons for Belief. Philosophical Issues, 21 (1), pp. 332-351.
Abstract: It is argued that seeing that P is a mode of knowing that P that is to be explained in terms of the exercise of visual-perceptual recognitional abilities. The nature of those abilities is described. The justification for believing that P, when one sees that P, is provided by the fact that one sees that P. Access to this fact is explained in terms of an ability to recognize of seen objects that one is seeing them. Reasons for resistance to such an account are considered. The distinction between merely reasonable belief and well-founded belief is emphasised.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1533-6077.2011.00207.x
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