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Naive realist perspectives on seeing blurrily

French, Craig

Authors

Craig French

Abstract

Naive realists hold that experience is to be understood in terms
of an intimate perceptual relation between a subject and aspects
of the world, relative to a certain standpoint. Those aspects of
the world themselves shape the contours of consciousness. But
blurriness is an aspect of some of our experiences that does not
seem to come from the world. I argue that this constitutes a
significant challenge to some forms of naive realism. But I also
argue that there is a robust form of naive realism which is
unfazed by the blurriness of some of our experiences, even when
that blurriness is understood as a subjective modification of
consciousness.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 4, 2014
Print ISSN 0034-0006
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 4
Pages 393-413
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/rati.12079
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/rati.12079
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