Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Sellars, Wilfrid
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Sense Data Theory I XII
Sellars: sense data cannot be candidates for the foundation of a justification practice.
Sense data: Problem to make them a foundation for justification: the sense data of the empiricists are single objects, but only with respect to facts one can speak of a knowledge.
Knowledge: "has the form "this and that is so and so." Known is something about a single object, but not a single object itself.
Sense-data theory: faced with the choice: a) either sense data are individual objects, then the perception of sense data would be no knowledge.
b) or the theorist declares the feeling of sense data to a form of knowledge, but then one must admit that there are not individual objects, but facts that are known.
Sense data/Broad/tradition: internal objects, immediately conscious. - SellarsVs: no objects, only causal consequences. - N.B.: a red sensation can also occur when the object only appears to be red.
I 15
Sense data/Sellars: can be used as a code, but not as an analysis or explanation for anything.
I 37
Sense-data theory: basic problem of how something can appear, without it being so and without it being perceived.
I 47
SellarsVsSense Data: it is about public physical objects, not about private objects.

Sell I
W. Sellars
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28