Perception, and other matters

J. M. Hinton

in Experiences

Published in print May 1973 | ISBN: 9780198244035
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191680717 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

Perception, and other matters

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This chapter takes a closer look at perception–illusion disjunctions and their constituent parts. The sense of ‘perception’ involved is examined in relation to belief and other matters. The chapter goes into detail about the constituent parts of perception–illusion disjunctions; first, the part about perception. Here the chapter has a case in point, where it is useful to consider a sentence in a non-assertive context. However it was beginning to say that there are some properties which the sentence ‘x perceives that f’ has, and which one can clearly see has when one considers it in the context of a perception–illusion disjunction. To give the properties names as a prelude to saying what they are: in this context the verb ‘to perceive’. The chapter further discusses the plainness, doxastic, and objective senses.

Keywords: perception; illusion; perception–illusion disjunctions; belief; context; properties; plainness; objective; senses

Chapter.  5071 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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