Sensations, swatches, and speckled hens

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 84 (4):371-383 (2003)
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We argue that there is a interesting connection between the old problem of the Speckled Hen and an argument that can be traced from Russell to Armstrong to Putnam that we call the “gradation argument.” Both arguments have been used to show that there is no “Highest Common Factor” between appearances we judge the same – no such thing as “real” sensations. But, we argue, both only impugn the assumption of epistemic certainty regarding introspective reports.
Keywords Appearance  Certainty  Epistemology  Gradation  Sensation  Sense Data
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DOI 10.1046/j.1468-0114.2003.00179.x
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