Single Idea 7302

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 2. Phenomenalism]

Full Idea

Linguistic phenomenalism argues that it is possible to remove all talk of physical objects from our speech with no loss of meaning.

Gist of Idea

Linguistic phenomenalism says we can eliminate talk of physical objects


Cardinal/Hayward/Jones (Epistemology [2004], Ch.4)

Book Reference

Cardinal/Hayward/Jones: 'Epistemology: the theory of knowledge' [John Murray 2004], p.114

A Reaction

I find this proposal unappealing. My basic objection is that I cannot understand why anyone would refuse to even contemplate the question of WHY I am having a given group of consistent experiences, of (say) a table kind.