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Perception and its Objects$
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Bill Brewer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199260256

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.001.0001

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The Inconsistent Triad

The Inconsistent Triad

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(p.1) 1 The Inconsistent Triad
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Perception and its Objects
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Bill Brewer (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.003.0001

The dialectical framework for the whole discussion is set out as an inconsistent triad. (I) Physical objects are mind-independent. (II) Physical objects are the direct objects of perception. (III) The direct objects of perception are mind-dependent. Key terms are defined and the three claims are motivated and elaborated in the context of the early modern empiricist approach to the nature of perceptual experience and the arguments from illusion and hallucination. The contents of subsequent chapters are indicated.

Keywords:   physical object, mind-independent, direct object, early modern empiricism, Locke, Berkeley, illusion, hallucination

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