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The Objectivity Argument

Quassim Cassam

in Self and World

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238959
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597176 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198238959.003.0002
 The Objectivity Argument

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This chapter examines two versions of the Objectivity Argument. The concept version asserts that in order to think of one's perceptions as perceptions of objects in the weighty sense, one must conceive of oneself as a physical object. The intuition version maintains that in order to think of one's perceptions as perceptions of objects in the weighty sense, one must be intuitively aware of oneself as a physical object. The concept version is rejected, but the intuition version is claimed to be more successful.

Keywords: intuition; Objectivity; objects; perception; self‐awareness

Chapter.  29125 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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