Douglas Berger: What and How Do We Sense?

February 14, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Sakamaki Hall C-308 Add to Calendar

The Role of Imagination in Perception in Buddhist and Nyāya Thought. This talk explores a fascinating and important debate between classical Indian Buddhist and Nyāya logicians about whether or not kalpanā or conceptual imagination plays a positive role in our sensory experience. I will argue, with Nyāya thinkers, that imagination may indeed enhance and articulate rather than confuse and falsify our perceptions and thereby help give us access to what is real, rather than merely project our own inclinations or habits into the world.

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Philosophy, Mānoa Campus

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