The Argument from Perceptual Relativity

  • Georges Dicker
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 22)


Perhaps the best-known method of introducing sense-data is by means of the Argument from Perceptual Relativity. This argument can be found in the writings of philosophers from antiquity to present times, and there are many different ways of formulating it.1 I shall begin by expounding (only) what seems to me to be the strongest version of the argument; then I shall present the most important contemporary objection to the argument; and finally I shall try to specify the considerations on the basis of which the issue raised by this objection should ultimately be resolved.


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Dicker
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  1. 1.State University of New York College at BrockportUSA

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