Single Idea 4104

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

Full Idea

One can taste that the wine is sour, and one can also taste the sourness of the wine.

Gist of Idea

One can taste that the wine is sour, and one can also taste the sourness of the wine

Source

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

Book Reference

Crane,Tim: 'Elements of Mind' [OUP 2001], p.139


A Reaction

ůso sense data are optional? We create sense data by objectifying them, but animals just taste the wine, and are direct realists. Tasting the sourness seems to be a case of abstraction.

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