This paper explains why Russell thinks that real objects, if there are any, are not the same as what we immediately experience in sense-perception. I explore the debate between different views of what we receive through sense-perception, maintaining that we get more from sense-perception than Russell claims. By showing how there is more to our perceptual experience than just sense-data, I will show how we can come to (directly) know the real sizes, shapes, and qualities of objects. This amounts to a denial of Russell’s account.
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