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Reasons and Experience

Alan Millar


There is a tendency in current philosophical thought to treat sensory experiences as a peculiar species of propositional attitude. This book argues against this view. While allowing that experiences may in some sense bear propositional content, it presents a view of sensory experiences as a species of psychological state. The book applies the resulting analytical framework to a discussion of justified belief, dealing, firstly, with how beliefs may derive justification from other beliefs, and secondly, with how current sensory experiences may contribute to the justification of a person's belief ... More

Keywords: sensory experience, propositional attitude, Wittgenstein, Locke, Hume, Quine, Goldman, scepticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198242703
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242703.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Millar, author
University of Stirling
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