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Single Idea 15819

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 4. Sense Data / d. Sense-data problems]

Full Idea

Does a red sense-datum or appearance have a back side as well as a front? Where is it located? Does it have any weight? What is it made of?

Gist of Idea

Do sense-data have structure, location, weight, and constituting matter?


Roderick Chisholm (Person and Object [1976], 1.8)

Book Reference

Chisholm,Roderick: 'Person and Object' [Open Court 1976], p.51

A Reaction

A reductive physicalist like myself is not so troubled by questions like this, which smack of Descartes's non-spatial argument for dualism.

Related Idea

Idea 2298 Mind is not extended, unlike the body [Descartes]