The effect of reasoning or the immediate consequence of perception?
Every man feels that perception gives him an invincible belief of the existence of that which he perceives; and that this belief is not the effect of reasoning, but the immediate consequence of perception.
ThomasReid (1710–1796), Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, Essay II, ch. xv, p. 241, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1969. Edição de 1983 pela Hachett.