Hermann von Helmholtz
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Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Nature
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Synopsis:
  • Sense data from the senses are turned by the mind into percepts which are conscious experiences of the environment
  • The physiological states of animals are due to physical and chemical forces (not to vital energy)
  • Perception and action are mediated by a process in the brain
  • Perceptions are derived from unconscious inference on sense data
  • Perceptions are mere hypotheses about the world
  • All knowledge comes from experience
  • Perceptions are hypotheses based on our knowledge.
  • Knowledge is acquired from perceptions

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