Discussion Notes/Debate, VIII, 3

Discussion Notes/Debate, VIII, 3

AGAINST SENSE-DATA AS STRUCTURED UNIVERSALS (pages 359-363)

Landon D. C. ELKIND ABSTRACT: I critically discuss a new proposal for a metaphysics of sense-data. This proposal is due to Peter Forrest. Forrest argues that, if we accept Platonism about universals, sense-data are best understood as structured universals–in particular, as structured universals with temporal and spatial properties as components. Against this proposal, I argue sense-data as structured universals are ... Read More »

THE EPISTEMIC CONSEQUENCES OF FORCED CHOICE (pages 365-374)

Mark SCHROEDER ABSTRACT: In “Stakes, Withholding, and Pragmatic Encroachment on Knowledge,” I used a variety of cases, including cases of forced choice, to illustrate my explanation of how and why some pragmatic factors, but not others, can affect whether an agent knows. In his recent contribution, Andy Mueller argues that cases of forced choice actually pose a dilemma for my ... Read More »

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