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phenomenalism

Saturday 27 January 2018

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Definition: Phenomenalism is the view that physical objects cannot justifiably be said to exist in themselves, but only as perceptual phenomena or sensory stimuli (e.g. redness , hardness , softness , sweetness , etc.) situated in time and in space.

In particular, some forms of phenomenalism reduce talk about physical objects in the external world to talk about bundles of sense-data.

Types

- epistemological phenomenalism
- medical phenomenalism

See also

- phenomenon | phenomenons | phenomena