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Basic arguments from direct realism

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  • Direct Realism

    Question 1 of 6

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    What is direct realism?

    Select one of the following:

    • The theory that we see the world around us as it truly is

    • The theory that we can see objects

    • The theory that we are connected with objects

    • The theory that we only perceive a representation of objects

    Question 2 of 6

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    What is the argument for perceptual variation?

    Select one of the following:

    • Our perception doesn't ever vary

    • Our perception is not always the same as what exists

    • Our bodies change what we perceive

    • We can change what we perceive

    Question 3 of 6

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    What philosopher gave the table example for perceptual variation?

    Select one of the following:

    • Locke

    • Hume

    • Berkeley

    • Liebniz

    • Aristotle

    • Russell

    • Plato

    • Descartes

    Question 4 of 6

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    What is the argument from illusion?

    Select one of the following:

    • How do we know can we directly perceive if what is exists can be different to our minds

    • If we can have illusions then we directly perceive what is not real as well

    • Our whole perception experience could just be an illusion

    • If we were perceiving the world then we wouldn't be able to have perceptions

    Question 5 of 6

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    What is the argument from hallucination?

    Select one of the following:

    • Hallucinations mean that we cannot directly perceive the world because we directly perceive them

    • We directly perceive everything, including hallucinations

    • We could just be hallucinating everything so we wouldn't be directly perceiving

    • We can also perceive what is in our mind, so how can we know an external world exists

    Question 6 of 6

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    In the time lag argument there is an 8 minute delay. This disproves direct realism as..

    Select one of the following:

    • The 8 minute delay is the time it takes to process the information, so we cannot be directly perceiving

    • Everything we perceive has already happened, so we cant be directly perceiving it

    • The 8 minute delay is how long it takes for sense data to travel from object of perception to perceiver

    • We cant perceive something that has already happened