Posts Chapter 1 Perception: Sensing, Believing and Knowing

Chapter 1 Perception: Sensing, Believing and Knowing


Naive Realism: Our senses give us a direct awareness of objects as they really are.

Propositional Perception

Yields knowledge of two things, (a) what it is that we perceive, and (b) a property of it. OR perceiving that and to be.

Example: I see a door that is rectangular and red. OR I see that it is a door and it to be rectangular and red.

Make a note that propositional perception can include objectual perception: The content of my perception p includes both the proposition of p and also the objectual perception of the thing in question.

Objectual Perception

Yields knowledge of a property, but maybe not what it is you see. OR perceiving it to be.

Example: It’s making a noise, but I’m not sure what it is. OR I hear it to be making a noise, even though I don’t know what it is.

An objectual perception doesn’t include a proposition perception because it perceives a property of an object.

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