David Macarthur's research while affiliated with Macquarie University and other places

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McDowell has argued that external world scepticism is a pressing problem only in so far as we accept, on the basis of the argument from illusion, the claim that perceiving that p and hallucinating that p involve a highest common factorsomething which functions, in the manner of the classical 'veil of ideas', as a perceptual intermediary. McDowell t...

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... In explaining what LPI means we need to make clear Horgan & Kriegel's understanding of 'phenomenal knowledge' because they claim that this sort of knowledge 4 There are various internalistic accounts of foundationalism, which attempt to show that many if not all basic, perceptual beliefs are justified by the phenomenal way things seem or appear to a subject. According to phenomenal conservativism, all justification is ultimately grounded in a subject's phenomenally conscious seemings or the way things appear to the subject: See e.g.. Huemer (2001). According to a more recent version of this sort of internalistic foundationalism, phenomenal accessibilism, the scope of which beliefs are justified by one's phenomenally conscious seemings is more limited in scope, and this general principle about the justification must be combined with a phenomenal conception of evidence: See e.g., Smithies (2019). ...