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Ideas of Stephen S. Colvin, by Text

[American, 1869 - 1923, Professor at Brown University.]

1902 The Common-Sense View of Reality
p.140 p.140 We can only distinguish self from non-self if there is an inflexible external reality
p.141 p.141 Common-sense realism rests on our interests and practical life
p.144 p.144 Metaphysics is hopeless with its present epistemology; common-sense realism is needed
p.145 p.145 If objects are doubted because their appearances change, that presupposes one object
p.145 p.145 Arguments that objects are unknowable or non-existent assume the knower's existence
p.150 p.150 The idea that everything is relations is contradictory; relations are part of the concept of things