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Aspect-Switching and Visual Phenomenal Character

Richard Price
The Philosophical Quarterly (1950-)
Vol. 59, No. 236 (Jul., 2009), pp. 508-518
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40208623
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Abstract

John Searle and Susanna Siegel have argued that cases of aspect-switching show that visual experience represents a richer range of properties than colours, shapes, positions and sizes. I respond that cases of aspect-switching can be explained without holding that visual experience represents rich properties. I also argue that even if Searle and Siegel are right, and aspect-switching does require visual experience to represent rich properties, there is reason to think those properties do not include natural-kind properties, such as being a tomato.

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