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Visual Experience: A Semantic Approach

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2018.12.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Wylie Breckenridge, Visual Experience: A Semantic Approach, Oxford University Press, 2018, 165pp., $54.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199600465. Reviewed by Christopher Gauker, Universität Salzburg The purpose of this short book is to provide a semantic analysis of sentences of the form "X looks F to S". Breckenridge says that his purpose is to explain what it means for a visual experience to have a certain character (p. 7), but the focus is really on a semantic analysis. The example that Breckenridge works with throughout is the sentence, (1) The patch looks grey to you. The analysis that Breckenridge arrives at is, to a first approximation, this: (2) You have a visual experience of the patch that is occurring in way f(greyness, looking). (Here I... Read More

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