Reflections cont'd (2)

Mark P. Line mark at
Thu Mar 23 16:00:41 UTC 2006

Diane Frances Lesley-Neuman wrote:
> You are calling upon concepts and images built and generated by
> experience.

That's a pretty hard claim to substantiate, isn't it?

In any event, the point is that it doesn't make much sense that perception
would evolve to work independently of all this magnificent ability to
construct images of anything on the fly, and that an hypothesis that it
has done so anyway would be unfalsifiable.

-- Mark

Mark P. Line
San Antonio, TX

> Quoting "Mark P. Line" <mark at>:
>> Diane Frances Lesley-Neuman wrote:
>> > "Reality makes language intelligible.""Language makes reality
>> > intelligible."
>> > How about Carol Fowler and Direct Realism?
>> I can see images in my mind when I hallucinate, and there's no direct
>> realism involved. I can see images in my mind when I imagine a scene
>> with
>> my eyes closed, and there's no direct realism involved. Why would I want
>> to postulate that there's anything special, much less more direct or
>> more
>> realistic, about perception? If direct realists had any *evidence* of
>> something special, they wouldn't have to postulate it.

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