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Single Idea 21354

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 1. Nature of Relations]

Full Idea

Some philosophers maintain that we literally perceive proportions and other internal relations. These relations must exist, otherwise we couldn't perceive them.

Gist of Idea

It may be that internal relations like proportion exist, because we directly perceive it


Fraser MacBride (Relations [2016], 3)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.5

A Reaction

[He cites Mulligan 1991, and Hochberg 2013:232] This seems a rather good point. You can't perceive the differing heights of two people, yet fail to perceive that one is taller. You also perceive 'below', which is external.