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Skepticism and the Veil of Perception



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Skepticism and the Veil of Perception by Michael Huemer
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Since Descartes, one of the central questions of Western philosophy has been that of how we know that the objects' we seem to perceive are real. Philosophical sceptics claim that we know no such thing. Representationalists claim that we can gain such knowledge only by inference, by showing that the hypothesis of a real world is the best explanation for the kind of sensations and mental images that we experience. Both accept the doctrine of a "veil of perception": that perception can only give us direct awareness of images or representations of objects, not the external objects themselves. In contrast, the author develops a theory of perceptual awareness in which perception gives us direct awareness of real objects, not mental representations and we have non-inferential knowledge of (some of) the properties of these objects. Further, Michael Huemer confronts the four main arguments for philosphical scepticism, showing that they are powerless against this kind of theory of perceptual knowledge.

Author Biography

Michael Huemer is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Release date NZ
July 17th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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