The veil of perception

Mind 84 (April):210-224 (1975)
Abstract
Causal accounts of perception are often believed to lead inevitably to the conclusion that we only indirectly perceive things. The paper argues that there are no incompatibilities between accepting causal accounts of perception (e.G., Many scientific explanations of perception) and holding that we directly perceive physical objects, Without the mediation of sense data. Further, There are strong analogical arguments which support the view that talk of causal accounts of perception is consistent with the philosophical position of direct realism
Keywords Belief  Epistemology  Idea  Object  Perception
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DOI 10.1093/mind/LXXXIV.1.210
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