Title

Inattention and the Speckled Hen

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Department

Philosophy

Language

English

Publication Title

Teorema

Abstract

Fred Dretske and Bence Nanay have argued that if S sees a collection of objects, then if S is close enough to the collection to distinguish each of its members, S sees each member. Michael Tye disagrees. This paper appeals to instances of in attentional blindness and the distinction between focal attention and visual attention to support Tye's view of seeing collections without denying Dretske's account of change blindness. It is concluded that whether S views the collection from up close or from a distance, S can see all of the objects in the collection without seeing each member.

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