Empiricism - perception. Define the following: Nave Realism...

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Empiricism: Challenges to this position I. Empiricism is the epistemological position that knowledge is derive from the senses or sense experience. It is necessary for empiricists to demonstrate how we arrive at basic empirical (sense-based) beliefs. Empiricists need to construct some version of the Principle of perceptual realism: When we perceive an object P to have a property A, Then P has indeed property A. This principle is not clearly true – due to the nature of perception. To grasp why there is a problem, it is helpful to distinguish between three theories of
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Unformatted text preview: perception. Define the following: Nave Realism List the main challenge to Nave Realism. Describe the experiment the author uses to illustrate the challenge Indirect Realism List the main challenge to Indirect Realism What is George Berkeleys objection to Indirect Realism? Idealism List main challenges to Idealism II. Induction Why is induction a problem for empiricism? What is the principle of the uniformity of nature? What do philosophers mean by begging the question?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Mckevierfloyd during the Fall '07 term at Coastal Carolina University.

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