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Seeing the Truth

Earl Conee
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Vol. 58, No. 4 (Dec., 1998), pp. 847-857
DOI: 10.2307/2653725
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2653725
Page Count: 11
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Abstract

Some propositions are obvious in their own right. We can `just see' that they are true. So there is some such epistemic phenomenon as seeing the truth of a proposition. This paper investigates the nature of this phenomenon. The aptness of the visual metaphor is explained. Accounts of the phenomenon requiring qualia by which the truth is apprehended are disputed. A limited theory is developed and applied.

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