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Masterclass in Philosophy 2018 with Nico Orlandi: The Nature of Visual Perception

This year's Masterclass in Philosophy, "The Nature of Visual Perception", will be held by Prof. Nico Orlandi (University of California at Santa Cruz).

Date: July 4-6, 2018

Location: Bielefeld University



How do we come to see the world as we do? And when we see the world, are we representing it? These two questions will be the focus of the masterclass. We will consider them by looking at contemporary work in philosophy and in cognitive science. We will look at Bayesian models of perception and at what they imply about the perceptual process, and we will consider the question of representation: what representations are and whether perception is properly described as representational.


Further Information

The schedule for the Masterclass (including information about times, topics, and rooms for all sessions) is here.

Readings: For the most part, the Masterclass will concentrate on Nico Orlandi's recent book, The Innocent Eye: Why Vision is Not a Cognitive Process (Oxford University Press, 2014). Further text are made available for participants.

Participation is free of charge, but please register by sending an email to

Organization: Peter Schulte