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Single Idea 2716

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 3. Representation]

Full Idea

The propositional belief which portrays what I see in front of me AS a field requires my having a concept of one.

Gist of Idea

To see something as a field, I obviously need the concept of a field


Robert Audi (Epistemology: contemporary introduction [1998], I p.17)

Book Reference

Audi,Robert: 'Epistemology: a contemporary introduction' [Routledge 1998], p.17

A Reaction

To me this immediately invites the question of what a cow or horse experiences when they look at a familiar field. They know how to leave and enter it, and register its boundaries and qualities. Concepts?