|Appearance, Philosophy: Apart from logical insights we receive all our insights through our senses. Therefore, it is believed that this knowledge is not only fundamentally fallible, but is more or less pre-structured by the nature of the sense organs. This structure is not necessarily so in the world outside the perceiving subjects. Because of the linguistic prestructuring of our approach to ourselves the inner life of the subjects is also not unfailingly recognizable. See also appearance, truth, certainty, knowledge, epistemology, introspection, incorrigibility.|
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being / seeming/appearance / Sellars: seeming red is more fundamental than being red - PeacockeVs: "looks red" is not semantically unstructured in contrast to "red" - therefore it should not be the fundamental concept - 3 solutions: 1. physically red as fundamental (anti-perception theory / representative: Shoemaker) - 2. "No priority theory" nothing is fundamental - 3. red must be explained in terms of perception (perception theory).
Chr. R. Peacocke
Sense and Content Oxford 1983