Perception: An Illusory Clarification of a Dualist Perspective

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Philosophy

 

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Kyoko M

 

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September 5, 2013

 

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University

 

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I believe that the existence of perceptive illusions shows that the mind-body relationship is dualist, and that the trustworthiness of the senses alone cannot be complete. I believe this postulation, though not easily proven, is reinforced though an analysis of several views of cognitive psychologists, theoretical physicists, as well as various philosophers...
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In essence, "we sense the objective world, but our sensations map to percepts, and these percepts are provisional, in the same sense that scientific hypotheses are provisional" ("Perception"). This meaning that our sense organs perceive various forms of perceptive energy which is then categorized by the brain...
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