Tennessen and the Problem of Conceptual Schemes

  • James Robert Brown
Part of the Annals of Theoretical Psychology book series (AOTP, volume 4)


After surveying some of the interesting aspects of perception, Tennessen argues that we “seem to need something like a world view, a global conceptual scheme, a conceptual frame of reference.” There is, Tennessen quite rightly claims, no such thing as a neutral given. The belief that there could be something prior to any theory, a pristine “testimony of the senses,” is nothing more than a myth; we can see only from some “point of view” or other.


World View Conceptual Scheme Paradoxical Consequence Conceptual Frame Scientific Research Programme 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Robert Brown
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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