Hilla Jacobson

Paper: Perception and Conception

In this chapter we're concerned with the question of whether mature human experience is thoroughly conceptual, or whether it involves non-conceptual elements. Our first goal is methodological: to establish that that question is, to a large extent, an empirical question. Our second goal is to show, inter alia by relying on empirical findings, that conceptualism, in all its forms, is false.

Hilla Jacobson is a senior lecturer and former head of the Cognitive Science program at Ben-Gurion University. Her main research areas are philosophy of mind, psychology and cognitive science. She is currently writing a book with Hilary Putnam on perception and phenomenal consciousness.