Heather Logue – Why Naïve Realism?

Event Date: 20 February 2012
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Heather Logue (University of Leeds) – Why Naïve Realism?

Much of the discussion of Naive Realism about veridical experience has focused on a consequence of adopting it—namely, disjunctivism about perceptual experience. However, the motivations for being a Naive Realist in the first place have received relatively little attention in the literature.  In the first part of the paper, I will criticise arguments for Naïve Realism offered by M.G.F. Martin, John Campbell, and (some exegetes of) John McDowell.  In the second part, I will elaborate and defend the claim that Naïve Realism provides the best account of the phenomenal character of veridical experience.

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