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DIRECT REALISM

the view that the immediate objects of perception and their (genuine) properties are mind-independent

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INDIRECT REALISM

the view that the immediate objects of perception are mind-dependent objects that are caused by and represent mind-independent objects

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IDEALISM

the immediate objects of perception are mind-depedent (ideas)

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PRIMARY QUALITIES

-utterly inseperable from the object whatever changes it goes through
-the object has these properties 'in and of itself'
E.G. shape, motion, number, solidity, (size?)

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SECONDARY QUALITIES

-qualities the object has that are 'nothing but powers to produce various sensations in us'
E.G. colours, souhds, tastes, smells, temperature

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SOLIPSISM

the view that only oneself, one's mind, exists; there are no mind-independent physical object and there are no other minds either

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SENSE-DATA

-subjective
-mental
-private
-indubitable