Reading suggestion regarding perception and phenomenology: David Kelley's
_The Evidence of the Senses: A Realist Theory of Perception_. This book
answers a lot of the concerns of phenomenologists regarding how perception
works and what exactly is perception perceiving. (The "realist" in the
subtitle there is a bit misleading, if one accepts Gregory Johnson's view
that Kelley "is as much (and as little) an idealist as he is a realist.
Both terms are too loaded to be salvaged and probably should be discarded."
("Hemeneutics: A Protreptic" in _Critical Review_ 4(1-2) Winter-Spring
I reviewed Kelley's book at my web site. See "Perception and Realism."
(The exact URL is http://mars.superlink.net/neptune/Percept.html ) See also
"A Dialogue on Happiness" -- also at my site.
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