(2) If we posit the veridicality
of the saints, angels, demons, and God encountered by medieval Christians, and hence the truth of claims about them, are we simply acknowledging the creative power of the human imagination or are we asserting that these entities exist independently of human practice?
This may be the case for the argument for the veridicality
thesis in Chapter 4 and the thought experiment used to undermine digital ontology.
However, a difficulty arises in combining the three functions assigned to representational contents whereby they: (i) are ways of presentation, (ii) help type-individuate psychological kinds, and (iii) constitute (or are) veridicality
Although family of origin memory veridicality
may be important in a forensic dispute, one cannot infer that experiences reported as family of origin memories actually took place, for there are factors that may result in inaccurate perception and recall.
In a word, consciousness and the body are given together, and if apparent difficulties arise regarding the veridicality
of our perceptions of the world, it can only be because we already securely inhabit a world which allows us to entertain such a possibility.
Until the moment Abby awakens, though, we have no reason to doubt that what we had been watching was in any way less real than the rest of the film, and the relational material within each frame suggests the same veridicality
. Only upon seeing Abby startle herself awake does the viewer synthesize--via conditioned application of the time/space unity--the preceding sequence and the one immediately following, recognizing the former as a dream.
Prefaced with a treatment of "auspicious performance" (mangala), it is divided into the following sections: knowing veridicality
, production of veridical cognition, characterizing veridical awareness, perceptual presentation of something as other than what it is, characterizing perception, sensory connection, inherence, non-cognition, absence, the connection of the sense object and light, the perceptibility of air, the fiery character of gold, the mind's atomicity, apperception, indeterminate perception, qualifiers versus indicators, and, finally, determinate perception.
If epistemic 'in dede' indicates commitment to the veridicality
of its proposition, the inference can be drawn that the statement of its proposition is of a better or more appropriate form than some other statement, usually the preceding one in the discourse.
Rondal, 1997) show that these reactions are motivated almost exclusively, particularly with younger children, by the veridicality
and semantic aspects of the productions.
Yet in his testimony he was quite convincing of his belief in the veridicality
of these "internally generated" memories.
By calling attention to the socially "coded" nature of our representations, particularly representations of non-Western or indigenous peoples, we automatically drew attention to the accuracy, the legitimacy, the verisimilitude, the veridicality
, of all our accounts.