Sensorama: A Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents

2015.10.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Pelczar, Sensorama: A Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents, Oxford University Press, 2015, 239pp., $74.00
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2015.10.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Pelczar, Sensorama: A Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents, Oxford University Press, 2015, 239pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198732655. Reviewed by Jonathan A. Simon, New York University There are few in contemporary analytic philosophy willing to defend phenomenalism, the view that physical objects reduce to permanent possibilities of sensation, and fewer still who are willing to give time the same treatment. Michael Pelczar is the exception. In this book, he offers an engaging, unflinching defense of an ambitious form of neo-Millian idealism, radical phenomenalism, according to which spacetime and its contents (and also selves and intentionality) are logical constructions out of experiences and counterfactuals involving them. Notably, Pelczar's radical phenomenalism is an atemporalist development of the Millian suggestion that physical objects are permanent possibilities of sensation:. . .

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