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DisjunctivismPerception, Action, Knowledge$
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Adrian Haddock and Fiona Macpherson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231546

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.001.0001

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Hinton and the Origins of Disjunctivism

Hinton and the Origins of Disjunctivism

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(p.35) 1 Hinton and the Origins of Disjunctivism
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Disjunctivism
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0002

This chapter investigates the central argument of Hinton's book Experiences. Hinton is credited with being the originator of disjunctivism, but his own writings are neglected. It is suggested that the idea of disjunctivism pre-dates Hinton's writings, but his achievement was being the first to focus on perception-illusion disjunctions, and to employ that kind of statement in an argument against a certain view of experience. It is argued that his account of them is not open to some objections that have been brought in the past, but it remains, in some respects, questionable. His main employment of them in an argument against the common element hypothesis is also questionable, but it is argued that he is right to object to that hypothesis on one central conception of it. It is hard to determine what his attitude is to that hypothesis on another conception, and that uncertainty represents the main mystery about his view.

Keywords:   experience, perception, illusion, disjunctivism, common element hypothesis

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