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(2014) Virtue epistemology naturalized, Dordrecht, Springer.

The function of perception

Peter J. Graham

pp. 13-31

What is the biological function of perception? I believe perception has representing reliably as a biological function, for reliably accuracy enters into the functional analysis of our ability to survive and reproduce. Tyler Burge argues from principles and by example that this cannot be so. I show why Burge's considerations fall short. At best Burge shows that representational content does not reduce to biological function. He does not show that reliable representation cannot be a biological function.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04672-3_2

Full citation:

Graham, P. J. (2014)., The function of perception, in A. Fairweather (ed.), Virtue epistemology naturalized, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 13-31.

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