Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Experience/content/understanding/McDowell: Empirical content is only understood in a context that allows us to make a direct rational control of the mind insightful through the world itself.
It is impossible that a fact itself exerts an impression on a perceiver.
Nevertheless, the picture of the openness to the world expresses the idea of a direct access to the facts. Only that we cannot be sure in any case that there is no deception.

J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26