Camouflaged Physical Objects: The Intentionality of Perception

Manuel LIZ

Abstract


The notion of “camouflage” offers a new way to articulate some central ideas of direct realism. Through a certain natural history, physical objects would be able to adopt as a “second skin” the qualitative appearances they have when they are perceived. This entails the rejection of the “things-having-effects-on-us” model for perception. The physical objects themselves would be crucially involved in the constitution of the intentionality of perception.

Keywords


“camouflage”, direct realism, intencionality, perception.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1387/theoria.536