Direct Realism

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Epistemology; Philosophy

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Direct Realism
1 What Is It?
1.1 Also know as naive realism or common sense realism
1.2 The idea that we perceive object directly as they are
1.3 What we see is What we get
1.4 Objects are mind-Independent. Properties are belonging to the objects and they exist in the external world
1.5 Only two things involved in perception: -The perceiver -the object
2 Support:
2.1 Its the View that most people hold in the everyday ordinary life
2.2 Explains the consistency and regularity in our perception
2.2.1 Eg: The fact that when we leave the room and the back in, the furniture is in the same plave
3 Problems
3.1 Hallucinations
3.1.1 Images of the mind someone believes to be real when they're non- existing
3.1.2 (Eg). Seeing a flying pink elephant in a room after drinking heavily
3.1.3 For a naive realist, the pink elephant would have to exist physically, which is absurd
3.1.4 DEFENCE FROM DR J.L Austin- Hallucinations are a rare occurrence and thus we shouldn't use it to disprove naive realism. Also we can tell apart things that aren't real to something that is real (Eg). we can tell apart forged money from real money.
3.2 Time-lag
3.3 Perceptual Variation
3.4 Illusions
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