Advanced Philosopy- Perception- Definitions

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Flashcards on Advanced Philosopy- Perception- Definitions, created by baldocksally on 11/28/2014.
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Direct Realism The immediate objects of our perception are mind-independent objects. What we perceive is what is there.
Indirect Realism The immediate objects of our perception are mind-dependent objects. They are caused by, and represent mind-independent objects.
Mind-independent Doesn't rely on our perceptions to exist.
Veridical Perception Accurate perception.
External World The world outside my mind.
Mind-dependent Things that rely on the mind to exist.
Causation Things that make other things happen i.e. Cause and effect.
Sense Data The things you are immediately aware of; Mental Images or representations of what is perceived; The content of perceptual experience. If sense data exist, they are private and mind-dependent.
Primary Qualities Qualities that are 'utterly inseparable' from the object, regardless of the changes it goes through. Unless the object is destroyed.
Secondary Qualities Qualities that have that ability to produce sense data in the perceiver. These qualities can, and will, change as the object goes through changes.
Scepticism The view that it is impossible to be certain about anything, our senses are not trustworthy and it is impossible to believe that reality is what we perceive it as.
Idealism The view that the immediate objects of perception are mind-dependent objects.
Solipsism The view that you are the only real, existing object and that other objects only exist when, and because, you perceive them.
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