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|Title:||Reid and Perceptual Acquaintance|
|Keywords:||Perception; Representation; Acquaintance; Common Sense; Sensation; Idea Theory; Epistemology; History of Philosophy; Metaphysics|
|Abstract:||In the recent literature, there is some debate over Reid’s theory of perception. Commentators are divided on whether or not Reid’s theory is consistent with an acquaintance model of perception. I will show that Reid’s views are not consistent with an acquaintance model, but that he nevertheless had good reasons to subscribe to this model. There is, therefore, an interesting tension in Reid’s theory of perception. I then develop a modified Reidian acquaintance model of perception as a way of resolving these tensions in light of an argument contained in Reid’s Philosophical Orations, and defuse recent objections to the acquaintance interpretation in the process.|
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