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Reid on the Real Foundation of the Primary–Secondary Quality Distinction

James Van Cleve

in Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199556151
eISBN:
9780191725548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556151.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is the basis of the distinction between primary and secondary qualities? Is it that primary qualities reside in external objects and secondary qualities in the mind only? Reid says no. Is it ... More


Malebranche: Vision in God

Nicholas Jolley

in The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the first part of this chapter, I shall argue that Malebranche takes over three central doctrines from Descartes and transforms at least two of them; when they are combined, the result is vision ... More


Skepticism, Deception, and the Material World

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the early eighteenth century context there was an intimate connection between problems concerning the existence of the material world and problems of natural religion. Two issues are of particular ... More


Resemblance and Cognition

Michael Jacovides

in Locke's Image of the World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198789864
eISBN:
9780191831515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789864.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to Locke, it follows from the corpuscularian theory of perception that ideas of primary qualities resemble something in bodies and ideas of secondary qualities do not. Understanding what he ... More


What Everyone Thinks about Color, and Why

M. Chirimuuta

in Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the theories of perception which originated with the scholastics in the late middle ages and which were challenged by early modern figures such as Galileo, Descartes, Locke and ... More


Modern Philosophy: Persons and Perceptions

Donald C. Ainslie

in Hume’s True Scepticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199593866
eISBN:
9780191809224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593866.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hume argues that the person is a “bundle” of perceptions, rather than, as Locke supposes, a superintending subject that is conscious of its identity through time. This chapter shows that this ... More


Introductory

Michael Jacovides

in Locke's Image of the World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198789864
eISBN:
9780191831515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789864.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces the two projects of the book. First, I promise to interpret Locke’s philosophy in light of its scientific background. In particular, I want to give a complete account of his ... More


Colours and Shapes

Martine Nida-Rümelin

in Phenomenal Presence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199666416
eISBN:
9780191858284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199666416.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The property which perceptual experiences of a given phenomenal kind enable the subject to track is not always identical with the property objects appear to have (in a phenomenally manifest manner) ... More


Locke's Image of the World

Michael Jacovides

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198789864
eISBN:
9780191831515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789864.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to Locke there are interesting analogies between deductive inferences and inferences concerning seventeenth-century machines. Where he believes that phenomena can’t be explained ... More


Other Inductive Arguments

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Six C-inductive arguments for and against the existence of God are critically discussed in this chapter: the Argument from Consciousness, the Argument from Moral Truth, the Argument from Moral ... More


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