Important Issues and Arguments

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Important Issues and Arguments The five most important issues seem to me to be the following: (1) Do experiences involve emergent properties? (2) Is talk about physical objects analyzable, or, on the contrary, are at least some sentences about physical objects semantically basic and unanalyzable? (3) If all sentences about physical objects are analyzable, what is the correct analysis? (4) Does perception always involve the acquisition of beliefs about sense experiences? (5) If perception always involves the acquisition of beliefs about sense experiences, do the beliefs thus acquired, together with memory knowledge, suffice to justify the beliefs about
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Unformatted text preview: physical objects that one comes to have as a result of perception? What are the main arguments that bear upon these five issues? The answer seems to me to be as follows: Issue 1: Do Experiences Involve Emergent Properties? Here I think that there are eight arguments that are especially important: (1) Thomas Nagel's "What It's Like to Be a Bat" Argument; (2) Frank Jackson's "What Mary Doesn't Know" Argument; (3) The Inverted Spectrum Argument; (4) Armstrong's Competing Hypotheses Objection; (5) The Problem of the Relation between Mind and Body; (6) The Indeterminacy Objection; (7) Armstrong's Intransitivity Objection; (8) Armstrong's Epistemic Objection....
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