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" In the last analysis, then, we believe that we all know and think about and talk about the same world, because we believe our PERCEPTS are possessed by us in common. "
The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to "Pragmatism," - Page 36
by William James - 1909 - 297 pages
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Mind, Volume 10

George Croom Robertson, George Frederick Stout, George Edward Moore - Philosophy - 1885
...thought leads me, or may lead, to effect — the bringing of Paley's book, of Newton's portrait, &c., before his very eyes. In the last analysis, then,...and talk about the same world, because we believe out percepts are possessed by us in common. And we believe this because the percepts of each one of...
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mind

george croom robertson - 1885
...thought leads me, or may lead, to effect—the bringing of Paley's book, of Newton's portrait, &c., before his very eyes. In the last analysis, then,...changed in consequence of changes in the percepts of someone else. What you mean by me is in the first instance a percept of your own. Unexpectedly, however,...
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Mind, Volume 10

George Croom Robertson, George Frederick Stout - Electronic journals - 1885
...thought leads me, or may lead, to effect — the bringing of Paley's book, of Newton's portrait, &c., before his very eyes. In the last analysis, then,...changed in consequence of changes in the percepts of someone else. What you mean by me is in the first instance a percept of your own. Unexpectedly, however,...
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Writings, 1902-1910

William James - Literary Collections - 1987 - 1379 pages
...the sensible operation which my thought leads me, or may lead, to effect — the bringing of Paley 's book, of Newton's portrait, etc., before his very...changes in the percepts of some one else. What I am for you is in the first instance a percept of your own. Unexpectedly, however, I open and show you...
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William James's Radical Reconstruction of Philosophy

Charlene Haddock Seigfried - Philosophy - 1990 - 433 pages
...other's lead us, or may lead us, to effect. Our belief in a common world is thus based on the fact that "the percepts of each one of us seem to be changed in consequence of changes in the percepts of someone else" (MT, 30). That my acts not only change your percepts, but that my feelings when doing...
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Twelve Great Philosophers: A Historical Introduction to Human Nature

Wayne P. Pomerleau - Philosophy - 1997 - 473 pages
...knowledge is person-relative. We do, of course, act as if we share a common reality; that is to say, we believe that we all know and think about and talk...consequence of changes in the percepts of some one else. We mutually affect each other's experiences of reality. We can know things either "immediately and...
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The Cambridge Companion to William James

Ruth Anna Putnam - Philosophy - 1997 - 406 pages
...physical, there is a hint at one place of his later doctrine of pure experience when he says that "... we believe that we all know and think about and talk about the same world, because we believe OUT PERCEPTS are possessed by us in common" (MT, 29-30). Herein there is no duplication in consciousness...
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The Divided Self of William James

Richard M. Gale - Medical - 1999 - 364 pages
...the physical, there is a hint at one place of his later doctrine of pure experience when he says that "we believe that we all know and think about and talk...believe our PERCEPTS are possessed by us in common." Herein there is no duplication in consciousness of the outer objects perceived, otherwise two minds...
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William James in Russian Culture

Joan Delaney Grossman, Ruth Rischin - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 259 pages
...both subjective experiences and language. Yet communication about reality is possible, James argued, because " we believe our PERCEPTS are possessed by...changed in consequence of changes in the percepts of someone else" (MT, p. 30). In "What the Will Effects," published in Scribner's Magazine in 1888, translated...
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The William James Reader, Volume 1

William James - Psychology - 2007 - 564 pages
...that what I mean by God and the heavens and the analogy of the handiworks, is just what he means also. My demonstration in the last resort is to his senses....changes in the percepts of some one else. What I am for you is in the first instance a percept of your own. Unexpectedly, however, I open and show you...
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