Representative Realism, Phenomenalism, and "Physical-Talk"
When I wrote a while back about the idealist strategy
, I said that the second step was to "argue that our physical statements - both ordinary statements about physical objects and statements about the discipline of physics - are best construed as talking about perception
." What I want to do here is to unpack this statement. First, let's examine what the argument is supposed to do and then we'll look at the argument as it appears in a brief section of Berkeley's Three Dialogues
This piece of the argument is a reductio
against representative realism
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