from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An adherent or disciple of phenomenalism.


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  • A theorist who denies that we are aware of mind-independent objects at all, directly or indirectly, but only of sense-data, is known as a phenomenalist or an idealist about perception (see Foster 2000 for a recent defence of this view).

    The Problem of Perception

  • Not only does no part o the definition of neutral monism in any way require that it be even quasi-phenomenalistic, there is no phase in Russell's intellectual development at which he would simultaneously have considered himself a neutral monist and any kind of phenomenalist at all.

    Neutral Monism

  • Now, if I were a phenomenalist, I would rewrite that title as, "Do that which will produce the sense data you interpret as 'moving north,' or else experience the sense-data -- followed by the immediate cessation thereof -- you would interpret as 'being eaten.'"

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Bolzano's philosophy of science can thus be found to be empiricist, founded on a phenomenalist basis.

    Slices of Matisse

  • Mach is not a phenomenalist under normal uses of this term, but this certainly requires investigation.

    Ernst Mach

  • First, to whatever extent he was a phenomenalist, he was a ˜scientific™ phenomenalist: his ideas were not derived from philosophical skepticism but through application of the results of psychology and evolutionary theory.

    Ernst Mach

  • In the next passages, she also reveals a phenomenalist view about the individuality of physical objects: their

    Mary Astell

  • These discussions, and what he says elsewhere about observation and inquiry, show that Mill is not the simplistic phenomenalist and foundationalist that he is often made out to be.

    John Stuart Mill

  • This makes clear that, unlike some of the logical positivists, he is no crude phenomenalist who insists that judgments of sense and only judgments of sense can constitute the staring point, or indeed, the “foundation” for all empirical inquiry.

    John Stuart Mill

  • Mill is a phenomenalist, but among the parts of those things are unexperienced phenomena.

    John Stuart Mill


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