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De-eclipsing Common Sense: Why We See Near rather than Far in Roy Sorensen’s Eclipse Riddle

Alessio Gava ; Universidade Estadual do Paraná, Apucarana, PR Brazil

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (332 KB) str. 55-72 preuzimanja: 87* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Gava, A. (2017). De-eclipsing Common Sense: Why We See Near rather than Far in Roy Sorensen’s Eclipse Riddle. Prolegomena, 16 (1), 55-72. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/187577
MLA 8th Edition
Gava, Alessio. "De-eclipsing Common Sense: Why We See Near rather than Far in Roy Sorensen’s Eclipse Riddle." Prolegomena, vol. 16, br. 1, 2017, str. 55-72. https://hrcak.srce.hr/187577. Citirano 04.07.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Gava, Alessio. "De-eclipsing Common Sense: Why We See Near rather than Far in Roy Sorensen’s Eclipse Riddle." Prolegomena 16, br. 1 (2017): 55-72. https://hrcak.srce.hr/187577
Harvard
Gava, A. (2017). 'De-eclipsing Common Sense: Why We See Near rather than Far in Roy Sorensen’s Eclipse Riddle', Prolegomena, 16(1), str. 55-72. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/187577 (Datum pristupa: 04.07.2020.)
Vancouver
Gava A. De-eclipsing Common Sense: Why We See Near rather than Far in Roy Sorensen’s Eclipse Riddle. Prolegomena [Internet]. 2017 [pristupljeno 04.07.2020.];16(1):55-72. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/187577
IEEE
A. Gava, "De-eclipsing Common Sense: Why We See Near rather than Far in Roy Sorensen’s Eclipse Riddle", Prolegomena, vol.16, br. 1, str. 55-72, 2017. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/187577. [Citirano: 04.07.2020.]

Sažetak
According to Roy Sorensen, when one looks at the Moon, during a solar eclipse, what she sees is its inner (concave) part of the farther, reflective one, and not the always-facing-Earth side of our natural satellite. To make his point clearer, he put forward the famous example of a double eclipse involving the fictional planets Far and Near. From the observer’s vantage point, the two planets have the same apparent diameter and overlap. What the agent sees is a dark disk, but believes that what she is seeing is Near, because Far is behind it. Sorensen claims that what she actually sees is planet Far and that the causal theory of perception explains why this is the case. Of course, this position stands against common sense. Sorensen shows that it counters Alvin Goldman’s renowned observation criteria too. Nonetheless, he maintains, since Near is causally idle and the agent does see something, the only possible conclusion is that she sees Far, pace Goldman – and common sense. In this paper, I try to demonstrate that Sorensen is wrong and that the correct solution to the eclipse riddle is that the observer sees Near. As a matter of fact, besides meeting common sense and Goldman’s observability criteria (along with others), Near can be legitimately be considered the object of a successful perceptual discrimination even in the light of the causal theory of perception.

Ključne riječi
Causal theory of perception; eclipse; Goldman; observation; Seeing Dark Things; silhouettes; Sorensen

Hrčak ID: 187577

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/187577

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