Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Sensing and making sense
Author: Dyrstad, Jørgen
ISNI:       0000 0004 9357 5179
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2020
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Full text unavailable from EThOS. Restricted access.
Access from Institution:
The thesis draws a distinction between two capacities that can both be called visual. One capacity is the capacity for seeing objects in the ordinary, straightforward sense. It is the capacity for sensing the world around us. The other capacity is the capacity for identifying what we thus see. It is the capacity for making sense of the world around us. The two capacities are very often confounded. The following makes an attempt at disentangling them. The result is a new and to many people strange view of vision. Much of the thesis concerns what seems a very minor topic, namely the role of differentiation in vision. I use that case to highlight the distinction between nonepistemic and epistemic seeing. I then generalise and end with some crude speculations that indicate how what I have said bears on broader issues in the philosophy of perception.
Supervisor: Brewer, Mark William Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available