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My question is: If we know that our senses are all mediated through the mechanism of their operation, does that not refute Searle's direct realism? Short answer? No, it does not. First, perceptual intentionality is not advocating Cartesian duality, but trying to resolve it. What Searle is doing in this article is arguing against the skeptical Argument from ...


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1) "all we can ever be aware of is the conscious experience" is a False Dichotomy. We can be aware of the real objects but only in a mediated fashion, "through a glass darkly" as it were. I don't see where what Searle says is incompatible with that. In the background here is Searle's theory of intentionality, which is what he is ultimately defending. In his ...


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As I see it, he is just reviving dualism using a sort of 'emergentist' multiple realization argument. We can be aware that the sourness in a dish is caused by the taste of the citric acid present, which is caused by its acidity, which caused by an excess of hydrogen ions in a solution, which caused by how certain substances like hydrogen hold on more ...


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