Visible Figure and Reid's Theory of Visual Perception

@article{Nichols2002VisibleFA,
  title={Visible Figure and Reid's Theory of Visual Perception},
  author={Ryan Nichols},
  journal={Hume Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={49 - 82}
}
We can make a good prima facie case for the inconsistency of Reid's theory of perception with his rejection of the Ideal Theory. Most scholars believe Reid adopts a theory on which the immediate object of perception is a physical body. Reid is thought to do this in order to avoid problems generated by the veil of perception in the Ideal Theory, a conjunction of commitments Reid closely associates with Hume and Locke. Reid explains that the Ideal Theory "leans with its whole weight upon a… Expand
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