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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2014, Vol. 9 Issue (2) : 280-300
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The Embodied Subjective Perspective
ZHAO Meng()
Chinese Marxism College, China Youth University for Political Sciences, Beijing 100089, China
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Perspective is a distinctive feature of external perception. There is a question of how to account for perceptual constancy in spite of changing perspectives. Alva No? proposes the notion of “perspectival property” [P-property] and appeals to the perspectival aspect of perceptual content. His proposal conflicts with perceptual experiences and hence incurs many criticisms. Drawing on Husserl’s phenomenology and Gibsonian psychology, I propose the notion of “perspectival awareness” [P-awareness]. I will argue that P-awareness is embodied pre-thematic self-awareness instead of the experience of a special kind of objective property. With the notion of P-awareness in mind, I then elaborate on the embodied subjective feature of perspective.

Keywords perspective      P-property      P-awareness      embodiment     
Issue Date: 04 July 2014
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ZHAO Meng. The Embodied Subjective Perspective[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2014, 9(2): 280-300.
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