The Unity of Perception: Content, Consciousness, Evidence by Susanna Schellenberg
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Overview: Perception is our key to the world. It plays at least three different roles in our lives. It justifies beliefs and provides us with knowledge of our environment. It brings about conscious mental states. It converts informational input, such as light and sound waves, into representations of invariant features in our environment. Corresponding to these three roles, there are at least three fundamental questions that have motivated the study of perception. How does perception justify beliefs and yield knowledge of our environment? How does perception bring about conscious mental states? How does a perceptual system accomplish the feat of converting varying informational input into mental representations of invariant features in our environment? This book presents a unified account of the phenomenological and epistemological role of perception that is informed by empirical research. So it develops an account of perception that provides an answer to the first two questions, while being sensitive to scientific accounts that address the third question. The key idea is that perception is constituted by employing perceptual capacities – for example the capacity to discriminate instances of red from instances of blue. Perceptual content, consciousness, and evidence are each analyzed in terms of this basic property of perception. Employing perceptual capacities constitutes phenomenal character as well as perceptual content. The primacy of employing perceptual capacities in perception over their derivative employment in hallucination and illusion grounds the epistemic force of perceptual experience. In this way, the book provides a unified account of perceptual content, consciousness, and evidence.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
The Perception of People: Integrating Cognition and Culture by Perry R. Hinton
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.3 MB
Overview: What are other people like? How do we decide if someone is friendly, honest or clever? What assumptions do we develop about them and what explanations do we give for their behaviour? The Perception of People examines key topics in psychology to explore how we make sense of other people (and ourselves). Do our decisions result from careful consideration and a desire to produce an accurate perception? Or do we jump to conclusions in our judgements and rely on expectations and stereotypes?
To answer these questions the book examines models of person perception and provides an up-to-date and detailed account of the central psychological research in this area, focusing in particular on the social cognitive approach. It also considers and reflects on the involvement of culture in cognition, and includes coverage of relevant research in culture and language that influence the way we think and speak about others.
As well as providing a valuable text in social psychology, The Perception of People also offers a direction for the integration of ideas from cognitive and social psychology with those of cultural psychology, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and social history. Clear explanation of modern research is placed in historical and cultural context to provide a fuller understanding of how psychologists have worked to understand how people interpret the world around them and make sense of the people within it.
Ideal reading for students of social psychology, this engaging text will also be useful in subject areas such as communication studies and media studies, where the perception of people is highly relevant.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Social Psychology & Interactions
Ceramics: Art and Perception – October 2018
Requirements: .PDF reader, 75 MB
Overview: Ceramics: Art and Perception aims to set the international standard as a high quality journal dedicated to ceramic art. With a total of 120 pages, it contains approximately 25 substantial reviews, articles and regular features on a broad range of ceramics related subjects with excellent colour photographs throughout.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
The Power of Time Perception: Control the Speed of Time to Slow Down Aging, Live a Long Life, and Make Every Second Count (Time Life Series Book 1) by Jean Paul Zogby
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 304 KB
Overview: You won the ‘Grand Lottery of Life’ and your prize is a number of days you are given to live. How are you going to spend your time ‘winnings’?
You will spend 26 years sleeping, 3 years eating, 4 years driving, 15 years on TV, etc? What’s left for you to enjoy life is just 7 years! But what if you could change that?
In The Time Miracle you will learn how to:
Free up 50% of your time to enjoy more of life
Slow down time in your mind to make the most of it
Boost your happiness levels
Enhance your life satisfaction and more…
With more time to do the things you really want, you can reduce the number of ‘zero days’ when you don’t achieve much and build them into productive days that take you a step closer to your dreams.
Life is not the number of days you live, but the number of days you remember.
The Time Miracle will cause you to rethink time and make the most out of it to create a more meaningful life.
No time to waste! Grab it now and change your life!
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
Landscape Lab: Drawing, Perception and Design for the Next Landscape Models (Urban and Landscape Perspectives)
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Lighting Design: A Perception-Based Approach
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