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Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


E pistemology, metaphysics Russell 's term for entities which are exactly like sense–data , but with which one is not acquainted. Once sensibilia enter into the relation of acquaintance , they become sense–data. Russell uses the notion of sensibilia to replace the notion of matter or physical objects , which he construes as logical constructions out of sensibilia, although the existence of sensibilia themselves is a mere metaphysical hypothesis . “I shall give the name sensibilia to those objects which have the same metaphysical and physical status as sense–data, without necessarily being data to any mind.” Russell, Mysticism and Logic ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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