Philosophy of Perception

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Philosophy of Perception

Fall 2021

Taught By: Zed Adams

Section: A

CRN: 11685

Credits: 0

This workshop will provide a forum for an in-depth discussion of contemporary debates in the philosophy of perception, focused on color vision. We will critically examine recent work on the following questions: · Does language shape perception? · Can the qualitative character of perceptual experience be adequately put into words (or, alternately, communicated through art)? · What makes a process perceptual? Is there a border between perception and cognition? If so, how should it be defined? · How are sense modalities individuated? Do intermodal effects undermine the very idea of distinct senses? · What is the nature of objects of perception? Although the course will be centered on recent work on color vision, we will also discuss some traditional philosophical questions about color: · Do colors really exist? · Can we really know what someone else’s color experience is like? · Does the discovery of inter- and intra-personal variation in color experience undermine the epistemic standing of color vision? This is a zero credit course. It will be free and online. Students at universities in the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium—Columbia, CUNY, Fordham, NYU, Princeton, Rutgers, and Stony Brook—are warmly encouraged to attend.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:45pm 9/28/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 9/3/2021 - 12/17/2021