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12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 3. Representation

[theory that mind represents in order to perceive]

20 ideas
In moral thought images are essential, to be pursued or avoided [Aristotle]
Descartes said images can refer to objects without resembling them (as words do) [Tuck on Descartes]
We can only know the exterior world via our ideas [Arnauld,A/Nicole,P]
A pain doesn't resemble the movement of a pin, but it resembles the bodily movement pins cause [Leibniz]
Immediate objects of perception, which some treat as appearances, I treat as the real things themselves [Berkeley]
Berkeley's idealism resulted from fear of scepticism in representative realism [Berkeley]
It never occurs to people that they only experience representations, not the real objects [Hume]
I can't intuit a present thing in itself, because the properties can't enter my representations [Kant]
Russell's representationalism says primary qualities only show the structure of reality [Robinson,H on Russell]
Representation assumes you know the ideas, and the reality, and the relation between the two [Ryle]
Elephants can be correctly identified from as few as three primitive shapes [Goldman]
Representation must be propositional if it can give reasons and be epistemological [Burge on McDowell]
To see something as a field, I obviously need the concept of a field [Audi,R]
How could I see a field and believe nothing regarding it? [Audi,R]
We see objects 'directly' by representing them [McGinn]
The representational theory says perceptual states are intentional states [Scruton]
Most moderate empiricists adopt Locke's representative theory of perception [Robinson,H]
One must be able to visually recognise a table, as well as knowing its form [Lowe]
Computationalists object that the 'ecological' approach can't tell us how we get the information [Lowe]
Comparing shapes is proportional in time to the angle of rotation [Lowe]