A beleza está nos olhos de que a vê? A percepção de realidades abstratas

Luiz Henrique de Araújo Dutra


This paper argues for a version of perspectival realism as to abstract objects. Differently from bodies and mental states, abstract realities are supposed to be always unobservable objects, things never given in perception. Contrary to this received view, this paper tries to show that abstract objects can be perceived, even though people aren’t currently aware of perceiving them. Moreover, in order to perceive abstract objects we must be accordingly equipped. Our equipment to perceive abstract objects involves not only retino-cortical elements, but mental and cultural conditions as well.


Abstract realities; perspectivism; realism; perception

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/1808-1711.2017v21n2p251

Copyright (c) 2018 Luiz Henrique de Araújo Dutra


Principia: an internationnal journal of epistemology
Published by NEL - Epistemology and Logic Research Group
Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC
Center of Philosophy and Human Sciences – CFH
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