Contents of consciousness: Perception

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Abstract

This chapter lists the definitions of perception given by the classical Indian schools representing the three main theories of direct realism, representationalism, and phenomenalism. This is followed by a discussion of the controversial classical Indian epistemology issue-whether perception is conceptualized or not? Is the sensory core all there is to the content of a perceptual experience? Is the content of a perceptual experience is restricted to being unconceptualized (nirvikalpaka), or can any part of it be conceptualized (savikalpaka) as well?.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Indian Philosophy
EditorsPurushottama Bilimoria, Amy Rayner, J.N. Mohanty, John Powers, Stephen Phillips, Richard King, Christopher Key Chapple
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter9
Pages91-98
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781315666972
ISBN (Print)9780415309769
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge History of World Philosophies
PublisherRoutledge

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