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Single Idea 2720

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

Full Idea

The sense-datum theory is mainly to explain hallucinations and illusions, though there might be other theories, such as the 'adverbial' theory.

Gist of Idea

Sense-data (and the rival 'adverbial' theory) are to explain illusions and hallucinations


Robert Audi (Epistemology: contemporary introduction [1998], I p.36)

Book Reference

Audi,Robert: 'Epistemology: a contemporary introduction' [Routledge 1998], p.36