Further Development of the System: Phenomenalism

  • William Todd


In this chapter I will attempt to develop phenomenalism further and make the definition sketches of chapter 9 more complete; this will be done by considering certain problems that arise within the theory itself. One of the most interesting of these problems is raised by Wilfrid Sellars in his chapter on phenomenalism in Science, Perception, and Reality. He notes the fact that in any phenomenalist analysis the hypothetical statements belonging to the analysis, which in our case have counterfactual force, will at some point depend on causal generalizations.


Observation Statement Object Language Material Object Actual Sensation Definite Description 
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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Todd
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  1. 1.University of CincinnatiUSA

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