Monday, September 17, 2012

The Evidence of the Senses

Wonderful news just hit my inbox. David Kelley's classic, The Evidence of the Senses, is now available on, the world's largest online library.

In this highly original defense of realism, David Kelley argues that perception is the discrimination of objects as entities, that the awareness of these objects is direct, and that perception is a reliable foundation for empirical knowledge. His argument relies on the basic principle of the "primacy of existence," in opposition to Cartesian representationalism and Kantian idealism.

This is a wonderful book for building up your vocabulary on perception as well as understanding the philosophy of perception from multiple points of view - given that we deal with how people perceive events, objects, sounds, etc. in our line of work.


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