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Single Idea 22633

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 2. Realism]

Full Idea

The indirect realist regards the manifest image with scepticism and contrasts it to the scientific image.

Gist of Idea

Indirect realists are cautious about the manifest image, and prefer the scientific image


R.D. Ingthorsson (A Powerful Particulars View of Causation [2021], 8.13)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time', ed/tr. Callender,Craig [OUP 2013], p.148

A Reaction

This is why indirect realism is the best view for a realist who largely accepts the authority of science, Philosophers can wallow in the manifest image all they like (and most of them seem to love it), but truth is in the scientific image.