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Elusive Objects

Martin, MGF; (2017) Elusive Objects. Topoi: an International Review of Philosophy , 36 (2) pp. 247-271. 10.1007/s11245-016-9389-9. Green open access

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Abstract

Do we directly perceive physical objects? What is the significance of the qualification ‘directly’ here? Austin famously denied that there was a unique interpretation by which we could make sense of the traditional debate in the philosophy of perception. I look here at Thompson Clarke's discussion of GE Moore and surface perception to answer Austin’s scepticism.

Type: Article
Title: Elusive Objects
Location: Netherlands
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s11245-016-9389-9
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11245-016-9389-9
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11245-016-9389-9
Keywords: perception, direct perception, direct realism, indirect realism, sense experience, sense perception, GE Moore, Thompson Clarke, Frank Jackson, Representationalism, Surface perception
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1492788
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