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Perception, Hallucination, and Illusion

William Fish


The idea of a disjunctive theory of visual experiences first found expression in J. M. Hinton's pioneering 1973 book Experiences. The first monograph in this exciting area since then, this book develops a comprehensive disjunctive theory, incorporating detailed accounts of the three core kinds of visual experience—perception, hallucination, and illusion—and an explanation of how perception and hallucination could be indiscriminable from one another without having anything in common. In the veridical case, it contends that the perception of a particular state of affairs involves the subject's b ... More

Keywords: perception, hallucination, illusion, disjunctivism, relationalism, naive realism, experience, vision, visual experience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195381344
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381344.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Fish, author
Massey University, New Zealand
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