The compatibility of direct realism with the scientific account of perception; comment on mark Crooks

Journal of Mind and Behavior 23 (3):239-244 (2002)
Abstract
These comments are concerned to show that direct realism about perception is quite compatible with the physical and neuroscientific story. Use is made of D.M. Armstrong's account of perception as coming to believe by means of the senses. What we come to believe about is the bird on the gatepost, say. So the account is direct realist. But it is obviously compatible with the scientific story which explains how the coming to believe comes about. We can also identify beliefs with brain states
Keywords Direct Realism  Metaphysics  Perception  Crooks, M
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