Single Idea 22013

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 4. Sense Data / b. Nature of sense-data]

Full Idea

In consciousness the subject distinguishes the representation from the subject and object, and relates it to both.

Gist of Idea

Subjects distinguish representations, as related both to subject and object


Karl Leonhard Reinhold (Foundations of Philosophical Knowledge [1791], p.78), quoted by Terry Pinkard - German Philosophy 1760-1860 04

Book Reference

Pinkard,Terry: 'German Philosophy 1760-1860' [CUP 2002], p.99

A Reaction

This is a reminder that twentieth century analytic discussions of perception were largely recapitulating late Enlightenment German philosophy. This is a very good definition of sense-data. I can think about my representations. Reinhold was a realist.

Related Idea

Idea 22014 Consciousness is not entirely representational, because there are pains, and the self [Schulze, by Pinkard]