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Perception, Judgement, and Error

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151886
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199867189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151887.003.0007
 Perception, Judgement, and Error

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Argues against the existence of a direct connection between objects of perception and objects of thought as a way of understanding the fact that colours do not belong to an independent world outside the mind. With direct connection, predicational seeing is possible, linked to propositional thought and judgement and to human beliefs about the object in question, even though physical objects may be found to have no colours perceived or believed to exist by humans. Argues that there cannot be the jettisoning of all beliefs about colour in order to reject truths about it, and shows that the metaphysical error theory is unsustainable by itself.

Keywords: Belief; Colour; Error; Judgement; Metaphysical error theory; Perception; Predication; Propositional thought; Thought

Chapter.  11819 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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