The Epistemological Role of Perception

  • Roger D. Gallie
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 45)


At Intellectual Powers II, VI Reid declares (H p.260b):

An object placed at a proper distance, and in a good light, while the eyes are shut, is not perceived at all; but no sooner do we open our eyes upon it, than we have, as it were by inspiration, a certain knowledge of its existence, of its colour, figure and distance. This is a fact which everyone knows.


Visible Appearance External Object Ontological Level Logical Complement Intellectual Power 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger D. Gallie
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  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

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