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Single Idea 3581

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

Full Idea

Acquaintance with sense data is supposed to be a form of non-propositional knowledge, but how can something be non-propositional and yet knowledge?


'Non-propositional' means something something like 'not fully formulated with concepts'; 'sense data' are potential experiences

Gist of Idea

Sense data can't give us knowledge if they are non-propositional


Michael Williams (Problems of Knowledge [2001], Ch. 8)

Book Reference

Williams,Michael: 'Problems of Knowledge' [OUP 2001], p.98