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  • Indeed this is exactly the case according to so-called sense-datum theories, or more broadly, indirect realism.

    Pain Aydede, Murat 2009

  • Nevertheless, it is plausible to argue that the most important strength of sense-datum theories of pain is also one of their main weaknesses, in that their function seems to merely codify the conceptual peculiarities of pain into a theory rather than explain them.

    Pain Aydede, Murat 2009

  • Direct realists reject the act-object analysis of perceptual experiences advanced by sense-datum theorists and other indirect realists.

    Pain Aydede, Murat 2009

  • According to many sense-datum theorists, pains are paradigm examples of phenomenal individuals, mental objects with phenomenal qualities whose existence depends on their being sensed or felt, and thus are logically private to their owners who feel them.

    Pain Aydede, Murat 2009

  • At the time, the dominant view was that pains and other intransitive bodily sensations are not perceptual at all: they were conceived to be sensations or experiences (à la sense-datum theories) that are reliably caused by (actual or impending) injury or damage to body tissue or internal organs.

    Pain Aydede, Murat 2009

  • So on sense-datum theories, one perceives external objects and their qualities indirectly by directly perceiving (being aware of, or acquainted with) sense-data internal to one's consciousness that resemble in various degrees the physical objects that cause them.

    Pain Aydede, Murat 2009

  • His target is a purely sense-datum experience, which does not feature objects, “conceived of as distinct from any particular states of awareness of them,” that is, a Berkeleyan experience of spatial objects whose esse is percipi (1966: 98).

    Kant's Transcendental Arguments Pereboom, Derk 2009

  • Can he demonstrate that the two are guilty of hardline verificationism and speak only in terms of sense-datum and logical operators?

    Hello to Lionel R Milgrom Jack of Kent 2009

  • There are also powerful arguments against sense-datum theories.

    Pain Aydede, Murat 2009

  • Apart from their strange consequences, sense-datum theories seem to commit their defenders to anti-physicalism.

    Pain Aydede, Murat 2009


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