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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1050
Professor
Paul Raymont
Semester
Fall

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Philosophy Sept 17 9/17/2012 10:20:00 AM Experiential Qualities Only in the Mind - There was a tendency in Descartes time to take some of our experiential qualities and confine them to our experiences, denying that they occurred outside the mind in nature. This was because these features (colours, smells, etc) were not needed in the new mechanistic account of natural phenomena that was offered by the physical sciences (which posited only such features as mass, velocity, size, shape, etc) - Sensation of pain exists in your mind not in the physical objects - Secondary qualities are caused by external physical things, primary qualities are felt in the mind - When a tree falls in a forest, it will make vibrations in the air but it will not make
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