How is it possible to act on what you perceive? Bence Nanay argues that so-called pragmatic representations are the key link between our perceptional experiences and our actions. In this seminar, we will explore this and other elements of Bence Nanay’s theory of perception and contrast it with alternative theories of perception. We won’t discuss Nany’s theory just among ourselves, but also with the author himself. The highlight of our seminar is a workshop on June 25, 2019 with Bence Nany, where the participants will present their critical comments on Nanay’s theory, receive replies from him, and learn about future directions in the philosophy of perception. Participation in this workshop is crucial. Before the workshop, the critical comments will be prepared, peer-reviewed, presented in class, and revised. The comments are also the basis for the essay required to pass the class.

Please note the special meeting times (see below).

Meeting times: 
02.04.-14.05.19: 2:15-3:45 pm
28.05.19: 2:15-3:00 pm
18.06.19: 2.15-5:30 pm
25.06.19: 12:00-7:30 pm
02.07.19: 2:15-3:00 pm



Semester: WiSe 2023/24