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Why Direct Realism?

Christopher A. Shrock

in Thomas Reid and the Problem of Secondary Qualities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417846
eISBN:
9781474438650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417846.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

As the common sense view of perception, Direct Realism rightly stands in a privileged position in relation to rival perceptual theories, Idealism and Indirect Realism. For most thinkers, rejecting ... More


The Case for Qualia

Edmond Wright (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Many philosophers and cognitive scientists dismiss the notion of qualia, sensory experiences that are internal to the brain. Leading opponents of qualia (and of Indirect Realism, the philosophical ... More


A Historical Objection

Christopher A. Shrock

in Thomas Reid and the Problem of Secondary Qualities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417846
eISBN:
9781474438650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417846.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A final objection to the treatment of secondary qualities as objective, causally relevant, physical properties says that perceived physical properties must resemble the ideas they cause in the ... More


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