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

Full Idea

A sense-datum theory might be called a representative realism because it conceives perception as a relation in which sense-data represent perceived external (hence real) objects to us. For Locke they were resemblances only of primary qualities.

Gist of Idea

Sense data imply representative realism, possibly only representing primary qualities


Robert Audi (Epistemology: contemporary introduction [1998], I p.33)

Book Reference

Audi,Robert: 'Epistemology: a contemporary introduction' [Routledge 1998], p.33