Perceptual Experience and Perceptual Justification

[New Entry by Nicholas Silins on June 17, 2015.] When you see a ripe lemon in a supermarket, it seems eminently reasonable for you to believe that a lemon is there. Here you have a perceptual
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[New Entry by Nicholas Silins on June 17, 2015.] When you see a ripe lemon in a supermarket, it seems eminently reasonable for you to believe that a lemon is there. Here you have a perceptual experience since you consciously see something yellow. And your experience seems to justify your belief since your experience seems to make it reasonable for you to believe that a lemon is there. Our perceptual experiences of the world outside us seem to justify our beliefs about how the world outside us is. If that's right, a...

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