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Sensory Impressions, philosophy: the concept of impression is intended to serve as a boundary to the concept of perception. It places the weight on information not yet processed on the side of the receiving subject. Perception, on the other hand, refers to prepared information, which allows classification, storage and evaluation. See also stimuli, perception, sensations, input, information, qualia.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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I 14
Sensory impressions do not belong in the area of the reasons.
Sensory impressions/Empiricism: not in the same space as knowledge.
Sensory impressions are not in such a space in which the one is justified by the other. (Otherwise the naturalistic fallacy threatens).
I 33
Sensory impressions/McDowell: Thesis: from the outset there is no distance between the conceptual content and the effects of reality on the sensuality.
The sensory impressions already have the most basic conceptual content.
I 173f
Definition sensory impression/McDowell: The impact of the world on our senses. (s) So the world's achievement, not the subject's achievement. Not the impression we have, but the impression made by the world.
According to Sellars/Davidson: non-conceptual.
A sensory impression: the belief that an object has certain properties is due to the fact that the corresponding fact itself exerts an impression on the subject. This is the same as the impression which the object exerts.
Sensory impressions/DavidsonVsMcDowell: 1. There are no facts at all.
2. Causality: only conclusions from knowledge about causal connections - causality itself does not reveal the world.
Sensory Impressions/McDowell: are transparent according to me, Sellars and Davidson do not see it like this.
Sensory Impressions/McDowell: Thesis: a harmless concept of this could be: we can assume that spontaneity is rationally controlled by the receptivity without the receptivity blocking our access. For this we must reject only the dualism of reason and nature.

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J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001

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