Posted: Aug 10, 2017 5:18 pm
by DavidMcC
romansh wrote:This could be purely a semantic issue. Again I am quite happy to call the bus, red; speaking pragmatically and in the vernacular. But on a more philosophical bent, thinking the bus has same surface properties as I perceive, I think is a mistake.
You don't perceive the surface properties, you only perceive the light reflected by that surface.
Now the homuncular "I", I am using to refer to my perceptions is also a problem or an illusion. But that is another thread.

Well, if you have a silly definition of "homunculus", I suppose it would. Actually, it's only shorthand for the conscious mind.