Philosophical Discussions in the Eighteenth Century
Since philosophers originally believed that it was impossible to restore the sight of a person born blind, they regarded Molyneux’s problem as a kind of thought experiment, susceptible of solution by reasoning alone.1 The arguments they gave for their solutions usually concerned the relationship between visual and tactile sensations or were based on the relationship between visual and tactile concepts of objects.
KeywordsEighteenth Century Thought Experiment Tactile Sensation Mathematical Reasoning Visual Form
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