This book provides an up-to-date and accessible overview of the hottest and most influential contemporary debates in philosophy of perception, written especially for this volume by many of the most important philosophers of the field. The book addresses the following key questions: Can perception be unconscious? What is the relation between perception and attention? What properties can we perceive? Are perceptual states representations? How is vision different from the other sense modalities (like hearing or smell)? How do these sense modalities interact with one another? Contributors are Ned Block, Berit Brogaard, Alex Byrne, Robert Kentridge, John Kulvicki, Heather Logue, Mohan Matthen, Bence Nanay, Matt Nudds, Casey O’Callaghan, Adam Pautz, Ian Phillips, Susanna Siegel and Wayne Wu.

part I|36 pages

Are Perceptual States Representations?

chapter 2|20 pages

Experiences Are Representations

An Empirical Argument

part II|24 pages

Is Perception Thin or Rich?

chapter 4|22 pages

Rich or Thin?*

part III|26 pages

Non-Visual Sense Modalities

chapter 5|12 pages

Auditory Perspectives

chapter 6|12 pages

The Non-Visual Senses

The Distinctive Role of Sounds and Smells

part IV|29 pages

The Multimodality of Perception

part V|26 pages

Is Attention Necessary for Perception?

chapter 10|15 pages

Attention and Perception

A Necessary Connection?

part VI|30 pages

Can Perception Be Unconscious?

chapter 11|28 pages

Debate on Unconscious Perception