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Unformatted text preview: properties? (ii) Are sensory experiences intentional states - for example, nothing more than the acquisition of beliefs, or dispositions to have beliefs, about physical objects - or are they, on the contrary, non-intentional states? (iii) Do our non-inferentially justified perceptual beliefs about physical objects arise via a causal process that runs through sensory experiences? The different versions of direct realism that philosophers have advanced can be generated by asking the following questions: (1) Is the 'sensuous quality of redness' something that exists in the external worl d, as a property of the surface of physical objects? If one is a direct realist, and also gives a "Yes" answer to this question, one is embracing the following position:...
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