New York: Routledge (1994)

Authors
Howard Robinson
Central European University
Abstract
Questions about perception remain some of the most difficult and insoluble in both epistemology and in the philosophy of mind. This controversial but highly accessible introduction to the area explores the philosophical importance of those questions by re-examining what had until recent times been the most popular theory of perception - the sense-datum theory. Howard Robinson surveys the history of the arguments for and against the theory from Descartes to Husserl. He then shows that the objections to the theory, particularly Wittgenstein's attack on privacy and those of the physicalists, have been unsuccessful. He argues that we should return to the theory sense-data in order to understand perception. In doing so he seeks to overturn a consensus that has dominated the philosophy of perception for nearly half a century.
Keywords Empiricism  Epistemology  Mind  Perception  Realism  Sense Data
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2001, 2003
Call number B828.45.R62 1994
ISBN(s) 0415033640   9780415033640   9781134533022   1134533020   9780203164358
DOI 10.1111/1467-9213.t01-1-00068
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 51,756
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Color Realism and Color Science.Alex Byrne & David R. Hilbert - 2003 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (1):3-21.
Is There a Perceptual Relation?Tim Crane - 2006 - In Tamar Szabó Gendler & John Hawthorne (eds.), Perceptual Experiences. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 126-146.
Kant on Perceptual Content.Colin McLear - 2016 - Mind 125 (497):95-144.
The Significance of High-Level Content.Nicholas Silins - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 162 (1):13-33.
Ontological Minimalism About Phenomenology.Susanna Schellenberg - 2011 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (1):1-40.

View all 52 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
257 ( #29,325 of 2,333,918 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
15 ( #39,337 of 2,333,918 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes