David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Inquiry 9 (1-4):339-373 (1966)
When I perceive a physical object I am directly aware of something. This something may be called a sense?datum, leaving the question open whether it is indeed the physical object itself. Still, this question must be asked. It seems impossible that the sense?datum can be identical with the physical object for we do not always say we have different physical objects when we say we have different sense?data. On the other hand, the plain man does not think of the physical object as something other than the sense?datum. It is suggested that the plain man regards the sense?datum as in a sense identical with the physical object he is perceiving. But it is a peculiar sense of ?identity? which is in question, one which does not conform to the rules logicians lay down for this word
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michael Huemer, Sense-Data. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
G. N. Mathrani (1942). Do We Perceive Physical Objects? Philosophical Quarterly (India) 18 (October):175-182.
Ned Markosian (2000). What Are Physical Objects? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (2):375-395.
David H. Sanford (1981). Illusions and Sense-Data. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 6 (1):371-385.
David H. Sanford (1976). The Primary Objects of Perception. Mind 85 (April):189-208.
John A. Foster (2000). The Nature of Perception. New York: Oxford University Press.
E. E. Dawson (1961). Sense Experience and Physical Objects. Theoria 27 (2):49-57.
Leonard S. Carrier (1981). Experience And The Objects Of Perception. Washington: University Press Of America.
Added to index2010-08-10
Total downloads12 ( #133,282 of 1,099,788 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #303,541 of 1,099,788 )
How can I increase my downloads?