The epistemic significance of perceptual learning

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Abstract

First impressions suggest the following contrast between perception and memory: perception generates new beliefs and reasons, justification, or evidence for those beliefs; memory preserves old beliefs and reasons, justification, or evidence for those beliefs. In this paper, I argue that reflection on perceptual learning gives us reason to adopt an alternative picture on which perception plays both generative and preservative epistemic roles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalInquiry (United Kingdom)
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jul 29 2017

Keywords

  • immediate justification
  • inference
  • memory
  • perceptual content
  • Perceptual justification
  • perceptual learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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