perception

Philosophy Talk: The Reality of Time

Dec 30, 2016
"Time" by Elena Zanon used under CC liscense

If only the present moment exists, where does the future come from?


Philosophy Talk: What is Color?

Dec 16, 2016

Would there still be colors in the world if there was no one around to see them?


Philosophy Talk asks about perception, memory, and justice

Nov 27, 2015

What do Descartes and Perry Mason have in common? They both distrust eyewitness testimony.  

Philosophy Talk asks about Dance as a way of knowing

Oct 2, 2015

Is dance a form of perception? Is perception a form of dance?


Seeing Red: The World in Color on Philosophy Talk

May 1, 2014

Is the red you see indeed the very same red that anyone else does? What is the redness of red even like? These sorts of questions are not just amusing, if worn-out, popular philosophical ponderings. Thinkers in the philosophy of perception take such questions as serious windows into the nature of the world and of the mind. Although we are constantly surrounded by colors, the experience of perceiving them – what it is like to see red, for example - remains a mysterious phenomenon. Where are colors: in objects, or in our minds?