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Unformatted text preview: Russell Lecture I 18:40 Sense-Data and Physical objects : Each individuals sense-data is different from all the others persons sense-data. According to Russell, there are physical object. Why should be believe that there are physical object such as a table ? There is no reason to believe that this table does not exist. EX : If you cover a table, making it unseen, does it still exists ? yes, although being unperceived. Russell says : I am seeing a brown table not true because involves the existence of the eye. A brown colour is being seen Its not contradictory saying that I am the only one living, nothing exists but me : Solipsism. You cant disprove Solipsism but there is not the slightest reason for believing it to be true. EX : Famous ex of the cat. The cat itself is a physical object, not only sense-data. (The EX : Famous ex of the cat....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course PHIL 200 taught by Professor Mccall during the Spring '08 term at McGill.
- Spring '08