Single Idea 4102

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

Full Idea

The solution to the problem of perception is to deny that it is related to real objects (things or sense-data); rather, perception is an intentional state (with a subject, mode and content), a relation to the intentional content.

Gist of Idea

The problems of perception disappear if it is a relation to an intentional state, not to an object or sense datum


Tim Crane (Elements of Mind [2001], 5.42)

Book Reference

Crane,Tim: 'Elements of Mind' [OUP 2001], p.137

A Reaction

Not clear. This definition makes it sound like a propositional attitude.