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ON WHAT THERE REALLY IS: EMPIRICAL REALISM BETWEEN PHYSICS AND PSYCHOLOGY

vincenzo, fano and adriano, angelucci (2009) ON WHAT THERE REALLY IS: EMPIRICAL REALISM BETWEEN PHYSICS AND PSYCHOLOGY. [Preprint]

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    Abstract. An opposition between two conceptions of our knowledge of the external world is outlined. On the one hand physicists, like Dirac and Heisenberg, maintain that only what Physics considers real is actually real. On the other hand, psychologists, like Metzger, Kanizsa and Bozzi, believe that every sensible content is real, so that the Psychology of perception is the real Physics. We attempt to sketch a critical perspective, based on a reasonable criterion, in order to prospect a different solution to this question.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: reality perception illusion physics psychology
    Subjects: General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Depositing User: vincenzo fano
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4412
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4412

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