X—The Agential Profile of Perceptual Experience


  • Meeting of the Aristotelian Society held at Senate House, University of London, on 8 March 2010 at 4:15 pm.


Reflection on cases involving the occurrence of various types of perceptual activity suggests that the phenomenal character of perceptual experience can be partly determined by agential factors. I discuss the significance of these kinds of case for the dispute about phenomenal character that is at the core of recent philosophy of perception. I then go on to sketch an account of how active and passive elements of phenomenal character are related to one another in activities like watching and looking at things.