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By Julia Annas

The culture of historical philosophy is an extended, wealthy and sundry one, within which the notes of debate and argument always resound. This publication introduces historical debates, attractive us with the traditional advancements in their issues. relocating clear of the presentation of old philosophy as a succession of significant thinkers, the publication provides readers a feeling of the freshness and liveliness of historic philosophy, and of its wide selection of subject matters and kinds.

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1903, ‘The refutation of idealism’, Mind, Vol. 12. ——, 1925, ‘A defence of common sense’, Contemporary British Philosophy (2nd Series) ed. J. H. Muirhead. London: Allen and Unwin. Price, H. , 1934, Perception. London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. Robinson, Howard, 1994, Perception. London: Routledge. Smith, A. , 2002, The Problem of Perception. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 29 2 REPRESENTATIONAL CONTENT, THE SCIENCE OF PERCEPTION, AND DISJUNCTIVISM ABOUT CONSCIOUS CHARACTER The discussion of the argument from hallucination in the previous chapter suggested the following constraint on an account of our conscious perceptual awareness of the world.

There is, currently, no scientific theory of consciousness. (2005: 46–47) So note that if one were to concur with Burge’s assessment of the science of perception one could endorse claims (i)–(iii) above, without being committed to the claim that the nature of conscious perceptual experience is exhaustively accounted for, and explained by, the representational perceptual state-kinds postulated by the science. One might hold that the postulated representational perceptual state-kinds do not suffice to fix and account for the conscious character of our conscious perceptual experiences.

E. it commits to the claim that whatever psychological effect is produced in the case of hallucination is also produced in the case of genuine perception). The common psychological effect cannot be a conscious perceptual experience that is sufficient for perceptual awareness of mind-independent material objects. e. sense-data) that are not mind-independent material objects. So whenever one has a conscious perceptual experience one is consciously aware of sense-data that are not the mind-independent material objects that we ordinarily take ourselves to perceive.

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