Iconicity and the Format of Perception

Journal of Consciousness Studies 23 (3-4):255-263 (2016)
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According to one important proposal, the difference between perception and cognition consists in the representational formats used in the two systems (Carey, 2009; Burge, 2010; Block, 2014). In particular, it is claimed that perceptual representations are iconic, or image-like, while cognitive representations are discursive, or language-like. Taking object perception as a test case, this paper argues on empirical grounds that it requires discursive label-like representations. These representations segment the perceptual field, continuously pick out objects despite changes in their features, and abstractly represent high-level features, none of which appears possible for purely iconic representations.
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