Date: Sept. 12, 2018  3pm-4:30pm

Location: Dunton Tower: Room 2203

Speaker: Susanna Siegel

Title: Does Perception Come in Degrees?

Abstract:

It’s likely that much of our perceptual processing is probabilistic. And in response to perception, we sometimes form degrees of confidence that we measure with probability, called credences. In between the two lies conscious perceptual experience. In what ways can perceptual experience encode probabilistic information? Does the fact that experience shares one interface with probabilistic information from perceptual processing, and another interface with credences, give us reason to think that perceptual experience itself comes in degrees that we can measure using probability? If so, how should we analyze the structure of experience? If not, why not? My talk offers answers to these four questions.

Note: Refreshments will be served @ 2:30 PM.

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