The alleged fallacy of the sense-datum inference


Sense-data, if they exist, could conceivably provide foundations for empirical knowledge. Those who are opposed to empirical foundationalism are therefore also prone to reject sense-data and arguments for their existence, e.g., Rorty, Bonjour; while foundationalists are prone to accept the existence of sense-data, e.g., Russell, Ayer, Broad, Price, Lewis. An exception to this is the position of Roderick Chisholm who accepts empirical foundationalism but rejects the existence of sense-data.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,140

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

  • Only published works are available at libraries.

Similar books and articles

Sense-data.Michael Huemer - 2005 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
The common‐sense view of physical objects.Timothy L. S. Sprigge - 1966 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 9 (1-4):339-373.
The Veil of Abstracta.Uriah Kriegel - 2011 - Philosophical Issues 21 (1):245-267.
Sense data.Benson Mates - 1967 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 10 (1-4):225 – 244.
Sense-data.Paul Coates - 2007 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Illusions and sense-data.David H. Sanford - 1981 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 6 (1):371-385.


Added to PP

137 (#92,968)

6 months
1 (#447,993)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references