Ideas from 'Collins Dictionary of Philosophy' by Godfrey Vesey [1990], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Collins Dictionary of Philosophy' by Vesey,G./Foulkes,P. [Collins 1990,0-00-434370-0]].

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12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 4. Sense Data / b. Nature of sense-data
Sensations are mental, but sense-data could be mind-independent
                        Full Idea: Whereas a sensation is by definition mental, a sense-datum might be mind-independent.
                        From: Godfrey Vesey (Collins Dictionary of Philosophy [1990], p.266)
                        A reaction: This seems to be what Russell is getting at in 1912, as he clearly separates sense-data from sensations. Discussions of sense-data always assume they are mental, which may make them redundant - but so might making them physical.