Single Idea 527

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 6. Criterion for Existence]

Full Idea

Everything exists which anyone perceives.

Gist of Idea

Everything exists which anyone perceives


Metrodorus (Chi) (Natural Science (lost) [c.340 BCE], B2), quoted by (who?) - where?

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.121

A Reaction

cf Berkeley and Epicurus. This misses out the problem of perceptual error, such as a square tower looking round from a distance, or one person in a group thinking they have seen something. It is still a good criterion, though!