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Experiences: An Inquiry into Some Ambiguities

J. M. Hinton


Someone who has more sympathy with traditional empiricism than with much of present-day philosophy may ask himself: ‘How do my experiences give rise to my beliefs about an external world, and to what extent do they justify them?’ He wants to refer, among other things, to unremarkable experiences, of a sort which he cannot help believing to be so extremely common that it would be ridiculous to call them common experiences. He mainly has in mind sense-experiences, and he thinks of them in a particular way. His way of thinking of them, roughly speaking as something ‘inner’, is one on which recent ... More

Keywords: experiences, philosophy, external world, perception, illusion, sense-experiences, empiricism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1973 Print ISBN-13: 9780198244035
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244035.001.0001


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J. M. Hinton, author