Sense Data

Here, I explain why I don’t believe in sense data. I discussed this in Skepticism & the Veil of Perception and my Stanford Encyclopedia entry on “Sense Data” ( (After I wrote that entry, they kept asking me to edit and update the entry. I had not realized that by writing the entry I was understood to be taking on a lifelong writing project. I did not want such a project. At some point, I told them that I just was not going to update it again. And so, many years later, they got someone else to write an entirely new entry (

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