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(2015) Normativity in perception, Dordrecht, Springer.

Evidence as norm of normativity in perception

Virginie Palette

pp. 196-207

In every perception there is a tacit normative pretense: when I perceive a dog, I believe that it is the case; say, that it is a dog for real. Thus, I spontaneously presuppose my perception to provide a true access to reality. This implicit normative claim not only guides the daily belief that reality is as I perceive it, but also every kind of judgment about reality in empirical sciences.

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DOI: 10.1057/9781137377920_12

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Palette, (2015)., Evidence as norm of normativity in perception, in M. Doyon & T. Breyer (eds.), Normativity in perception, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 196-207.

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