Archive for December 19th, 2012

December 19, 2012

Perception – direct perception and philosophy

by Neil Rickert

In an earlier post, I wrote “a proper understanding of direct perception actually tends to undermine both traditional epistemology and traditional philosophy of mind.”  Today, I want to expand on that.

Both traditional epistemology and traditional philosophy of mind assume that humans are rational agents.  So let’s take a look at what is a rational agent.

Rational agents

An account of the basic ideas of rational agency can be found in the Wikipedia entry, or in the Stanford encyclopedia.

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