If a person was blind from birth but had their vision restored, would that person be able to recognize by sight the objects they knew by touch? This is Molyneux's problem, and it's been a minor thorn in philosophers' sides since 1688. Modern medicine, however, may have come up with an answer.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas April 5, 2017
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