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Philosophical Discussions in the Eighteenth Century

Part of the International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives Internationales D’histoire Des Idées book series (ARCH, volume 147)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Eighteenth Century Thought Experiment Tactile Sensation Mathematical Reasoning Visual Form 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

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