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Title: Perceiving aspects : unfolding the Wittgensteinian notion
Author: Mukherjee, Anirban
ISNI:       0000 0004 2721 3313
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2010
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Philosophy of Psychology was an area of major concern and interest for Wittgenstein in the final years of his life. The phenomenon of aspect-perception found repeated mention in his writings and lectures during this period. In my thesis I explore Wittgenstein's notion of aspect perception and argue for an interpretationist reading of it. I investigate into the nature of that interpretation considering the feasibility of it being something like Helmholtz' s Unconscious inferences. I also examine McDowell's conceptualist account of perception tracking the intuition that interpretation takes place through conceptualisation. Then I trace back the debate to Kant in order to ground and connect the pictures coming out of Wittgenstein, Helmholtz and McDowell regarding perception. By demonstrating the connections between them I intend to extract an understanding of the interpretationist view of perception.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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