I shall be concerned in this paper with phenomenalism as a theory of perception. In the form in which it is usually held nowadays, it is the theory that physical objects are logical constructions out of sense-data. Assuming that we understand what is meant by a physical object, in the sense in which chairs and tables and match-boxes are physical objects, we are left with the questions: What is a logical construction? and What are sense-data? At the risk of repeating an excessively familiar story, I shall begin with the sense-data.
KeywordsPhysical Object Physical Level Causal Property Logical Construction Philosophical Essay
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