David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 43:641–667 (1995)
Common sense is on the one hand a certain set of processes of natural cognition - of speaking, reasoning, seeing, and so on. On the other hand common sense is a system of beliefs (of folk physics, folk psychology and so on). Over against both of these is the world of common sense, the world of objects to which the processes of natural cognition and the corresponding belief-contents standardly relate. What are the structures of this world? How does the scientific treatment of this world relate to traditional and contemporary metaphysics and formal ontology? Can we embrace a thesis of common-sense realism to the effect that the world of common sense exists uniquely? Or must we adopt instead a position of cultural relativism which would assign distinct worlds of common sense to each group and epoch? The present paper draws on recent work in computer science (especially in the fields of naive and qualitative physics), in perceptual and developmental psychology, and in cognitive anthropology, in order to consider in a new light these and related questions and to draw conclusions for the methodology and philosophical foundations of the cognitive sciences.
|Keywords||ordinary objects naive physics J. J. Gibson|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Achille C. Varzi (2006). The Universe Among Other Things. Ratio 19 (1):107–120.
Similar books and articles
Barry Smith & Roberto Casati (1994). Naive Physics. Philosophical Psychology 7 (2):227 – 247.
David Thomas (1978). Sociology and Common Sense. Inquiry 21 (1-4):1 – 32.
Matthew Nudds (2001). Common-Sense and Scientific Psychology. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):171-180.
Howard Sankey (2010). Science, Common Sense and Reality. Discusiones Filosóficas 11:41-58.
Renée Elio (ed.) (2002). Common Sense, Reasoning, & Rationality. Oxford University Press.
Uriah Kriegel (2011). Two Defenses of Common-Sense Ontology. Dialectica 65 (2):177-204.
Michael De Medeiros (2010). Common Sense. Weigl Publishers.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads34 ( #51,853 of 1,102,744 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #61,837 of 1,102,744 )
How can I increase my downloads?