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The stoic appeal to expertise: Platonic echoes in the reply to indistinguishability

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One Stoic response to the skeptical indistinguishability argument is that it fails to account for expertise: the Stoics allow that while two similar objects create indistinguishable appearances in the amateur, this is not true of the expert, whose appearances succeed in discriminating the pair. This paper re-examines the motivations for this Stoic response, and argues that it reveals the Stoic claim that, in generating a kataleptic appearance, the perceiver’s mind is active, insofar as it app...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1515/apeiron-2019-0013

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Journal:
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Volume:
54
Issue:
2
Pages:
129-159
Publication date:
2019-08-21
Acceptance date:
2019-05-17
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EISSN:
2156-7093
ISSN:
0843-6061
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:1028383
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uuid:fe5d3200-3e92-4bb4-8ab9-7c2fa74d938d
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pubs:1028383
Source identifiers:
1028383
Deposit date:
2019-07-07

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