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dc.contributor.advisorMichaelian, Kourken
dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Andrew
dc.contributor.advisorLegg, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorRosolem Sant'Anna, André
dc.date.available2018-10-24T19:50:18Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.identifier.citationRosolem Sant’Anna, A. (2018). Perception and Memory: Beyond Representationalism and Relationalism (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8472en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8472
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a collection of five self-standing articles dealing with different issues relating to representationalism and relationalism in contemporary philosophy of perception and contemporary philosophy of memory. The main goal is to motivate a hybrid approach, where insights from representationalism and relationalism are reconciled, to current debates in both domains. The thesis is divided in two parts. Part I, which deals with perception, starts by seeking alternative relational views of perception by relying on ideas from classical pragmatism. These attempts further result in the development of a hybrid theory of perception, grounded on the pragmatist theory of perception offered by Charles Peirce, that is more sympathetic to “austere” versions of relationalism. Part II, which deals with memory, starts by exploring the prospects of representationalism and relationalism to account for the objects of memory and the objects of episodic hypothetical thought. Relational accounts are further explored in this context for, despite their historical importance, they have been unpopular recently due to the difficulty they face in dealing with memory errors. Finally, as a positive proposal, I offer a hybrid theory of memory that is influenced by hybrid theories of perception. Besides calling the attention of philosophers of memory to the importance of taking relationalism seriously, this hybrid theory provides a novel theoretical framework for contemporary philosophers of memory.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectPerception
dc.subjectMemory
dc.subjectRepresentationalism
dc.subjectRelationalism
dc.subjectDirect Realism
dc.subjectPragmatism
dc.titlePerception and Memory: Beyond Representationalism and Relationalism
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-10-24T02:13:24Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
otago.openaccessOpen
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