Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Rorty I 158 ff
Perception / Locke: (according to Rorty): took the sensory impressions to be self-explanatory. Something can impress the mind, though the mind does not perceive it. Recognizing is going, so to speak entirely through the eye from which the dented (sic) board is observed, not by the board itself.
Since impressions for Locke were representations, he needed a judgment. The representations were judged, not simply had.
Locke I 32
Perception / Locke: has itself already an organizing force.
II 184
Perception / Locke / Arndt: first of all it brings us our own and the external reality to consciousness - Reference: Adoptable only by perception - perception only provides simple ideas - mind delivers new (complex) ideas by comparison and abstraction from others.

Loc II
J. Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000


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