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  • Aesthetics doesn't originate with the subject, but it isn't anything intrinsic in the object perceived, either — it is, instead, the mind's reaction to an influx of sense-data that's too much to think about all at once.

    Logical conclusions

  • 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

  • This is a very complicated election -- complicated by the presence of and reaction (by the electorate) to the media's own narratives, complicated by events that are in no ways foreseeable (Clinton's stellar performances on Monday), complicated by the fact that we are emotional beings who react to constellations of sense-data.

    McCain May Have Won NH, But Exit Polls Show Long-Term Pitfalls

  • Whether you're a realist and/or foundationalist or not, whether you're a neo-Wittgensteinian pragmatist or not, whether you're an unreconstructed sense-data theorist or not, whether you're a partisan of 'naturalized epistemology' or not, justification comes to a halt either by rational necessity à la Cartesian meditation, or sheer fatigue and, frankly, sheer boredom.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • That's why they lock up people who sincerely disbelieve in moral value, but they don't lock up Berkeleyan idealists, sense-data theorists, Hegelian idealists, phenomenologists, etc, etc, etc.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • And he is best known for criticising Ayer's sense-data version of anti-realism about physical objects on the basis that Ayer misunderstands how words are actually used.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • Ordinary terms such as 'table', 'tree', 'horse', etc, argues Austin, really do refer to tables, trees, and horses, and not to their associated subjective sense-data.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • By contrast, 'thought' or 'experience' or 'sense-data' are experienced directly.

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • A poorly made case that non-human animals process sense-data in similar ways to autistic ones.

    Animals In Translation « When Squirrels Attack

  • But sense-data are not supposed to have an independent existence, and therefore the very conception of a sense-datum involves a contradiction.

    Harold Arthur Prichard


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