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date: 18 November 2018

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This chapter summarizes approaches to perception found in Brentano, Husserl, and Merleau-Ponty that are central to the phenomenological tradition , highlighting continuities and differences among them, and closing with references to contemporary philosophy that analyses, stems from, or neighbours the work of these seminal figures. Themes discussed include: the descriptive and taxonomical aims of phenomenology; the intentionality of experience; ‘horizons’ and indeterminacy; consciousness and judgement; relational and disjunctivist views of experience; epistemological issues; and embodiment and the role of motor activity in perception.

Keywords: Brentano, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, consciousness, phenomenology, intentionality, indeterminacy, embodiment

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