Recommended Reading: Oliver Leaman, Averroes and His Philosophy (Oxford, 1994); Averroes and the Enlightenment, ed. by Murad Wahbah and Mona Abousenna ...
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The symbol for the element tellurium .
Frank Jackson 's Mary's room argument is based around a hypothetical scientist, Mary, who is forced to view the world through a black-and-white television screen in a black and white room. Mary is a brilliant scientist who knows everything about the neurobiology of vision. Even though Mary knows everything about color and its perception (. what combination of wavelengths makes the sky seem blue), she has never seen color. If Mary were released from this room and were to experience color for the first time, would she learn anything new? Jackson initially believed this supported epiphenomenalism (mental phenomena are the effects, but not the causes, of physical phenomena) but later changed his views to physicalism , suggesting that Mary is simply discovering a new way for her brain to represent qualities that exist in the world.
In philosophy , the position that what cannot be proved by reason should not be believed. One of the main tasks of epistemology is to find an answer to the charge of some extreme skeptics that no knowledge is possible.
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