Left: Interviewer. Right: Tyler Burge

Anti-Individualism and Perceptual Representation

Tyler Burge, Carlos Muñoz-Suárez

Abstract


Tyler Burge's anti-individualism – the view that individuating many of a creature's mental kinds is necessarily dependent on relations that the creature bears to the physical, or in some cases social, environment – backs his theory of perceptual representation, i.e. perceptual anti-individualism. Perceptual anti-individualism articulates a framework that, according to Burge, perceptual psychology assumed without articulation. In this interview, Burge talks about the main tenets and underpinnings of perceptual anti-individualism in relation to classic representational theories of perceptual experience, reductive theories of mental content, theories of phenomenal consciousness, and other associated topics.


Keywords


perceptual representation; anti-individualism; psychological explanation; philosophical psychology; psychology of perception

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https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v10i4.767