Russell � Conference I

Russell � Conference I - RussellConferenceI 18:01

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Russell – Conference I 18:01 Q1. What are « purely private experiences ? » - Describe Russel’s argument for sense-data. What things appear to be. Sense-data : purely private experiences. (my experience is  different from yours). It must be something which underlies the sense-data and allow us  to share knowledge, to understand each others. P10 : example of the hat. P28: example  of the light. Colours is a private experience, interaction observer and object. Also smell,  taste. . “Physical objects are not exactly like sense-data, but more or less like.” “Physical objects themselves remain unknown in their intrinsic nature”. (Objectivism is  an impossibility because all knowledge is subjective).  Sense-data come from physical object it’s the sensation we receive from them.  But if anything that can be acquainted is sense-data what is the position of physical  objects? Relation between, of course! Subjectivity is anywhere in us, even when we ask  ourselves Q2.  Q2. What reasons do we have for believing that there are « public objects » ? The physical object = public object.  Develop Russel’s arguments for supporting that there really are physical objects.  Average of all the different point of view. (p.21)  More than just a sense-data. (sense-data does not move, example of the cat).  Similarities between physical object/its sense-data.  We need to share our experiences Essay:  FOCUS ON ARG FOR SENSE-DATA. BE ACCURATE FOR PHYSICAL OBJECTS  (pay attention to pages 16,17,18) Not required to argue for or against.  Show that  you understand the problem and its solutions. 
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Russell � Conference I - RussellConferenceI 18:01

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