Direct Realism

Jess Murphy
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Jess Murphy
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Basic arguments from direct realism

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Question 1

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What is direct realism?
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  • 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

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What is the argument for perceptual variation?
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  • 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

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What philosopher gave the table example for perceptual variation?
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  • Locke
  • Hume
  • Berkeley
  • Liebniz
  • Aristotle
  • Russell
  • Plato
  • Descartes

Question 4

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What is the argument from illusion?
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  • 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

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What is the argument from hallucination?
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  • 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

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