|Perception, philosophy: perceptions are conscious or unconscious processings of changes of state or events in the environment or within a living organism. Perceptions are happening in the present. Memories and imaginations are not perceptions. In language usage the expression of perception is used both for the process of perception and for the perceived. See also stimuli, sensations, sense perceptions, computation, memory, ideas._____________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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E.g. Swapped spectra: in this matter, there is no final fact. No convincing solution (majority/minority).
Lewis : There is a good sense in which the alleged victim of the mix-up sees red when it looks at grass; it is in a state that holds the role of seeing red in humanity as a whole.
And there is an equally good sense in which it then sees green: it is in a state that holds the role of seeing green for itself and a small sub-group to which it belongs as an ordinary member, and which has a certain right to be seen as a natural kind. You can say both, albeit not at the same time._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989
Konventionen Berlin 1975
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991