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sense perception

n.
Perception by or based on stimulation of the senses.
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If all of our knowledge has its origin in sense perception, we cannot expand on what we know through the method of deduction, which only makes explicit the knowledge we already possess.
For the artist it is a kind of internal "projection screen" on which he may examine, as well as combine, divide, rearrange, and judge images originally obtained through sense perception.
The first two chapters introduce the question of the reliability of one paradigmatic mode of belief formation - "sense perceptual practice (SP)", our customary ways of forming beliefs about the external environment on the basis of sense perception - and isolate the central problem of "epistemic circularity".
The case for the rationality of a doxastic practice can, as he sees it, be bolstered by significant self-support of the sort reliance on sense perception and reasoning therefrom derives from success in predicting and controlling the observable course of events.
In Parmenides's way of thinking, the impossible and unknowable approach to reality as not-being or what is not, "the way of opinion," is precisely the approach of previous philosophy, granting that it has concentrated on the changing world of human sense perception and has refused to contemplate that which simply is--that which "is" and is, therefore, "without beginning, indestructible, entire, single, unshakable, endless.
In addition to comprehensive instruction in hands-on healing techniques, BBSH training includes body psychotherapy, psychological process, self-introspection, high sense perception, and the integration of the creative arts with the healing spirit and the development of professional presence.
It is argued that a phantasia is a belief formed by means of sense perception on the basis of how things appear to be, whereas a doxa is a belief formed through a particular kind of thinking, which provides understanding of the being of the thing by sorting out how its nature is related to other natures in terms of its genus and species.
Sense perception of this sort can take place below the level of discursive understanding.
If all of knowledge has its origin in sense perception, we cannot expand on what we know through the method of deduction, which only makes explicit the knowledge we already possess.
There, we find, as foundational for Maritain, a three-dimensional philosophical intuition which presents the world of sense perception, the self in its personal operations, and the broad range of abstractive knowledge.
Kenny then investigates the two modes of consciousness, whereas sense perception is a mode of consciousness and a conscious act; whereas volition only is the latter.
Alston's work, especially in Perceiving God (Cornell University Press, 1991), contends that beliefs regarding experiences of God are on no weaker ground than are beliefs based upon sense perception.