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Perception, Hallucination, and Illusion

William Fish

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195381344
eISBN:
9780199869183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381344.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

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 ... More


Epistemological Disjunctivism

Duncan Pritchard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199557912
eISBN:
9780191743290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a defence of epistemological disjunctivism. This is an account of perceptual knowledge which contends that such knowledge is paradigmatically constituted by a true belief which ... More


Overriding versus Undercutting Anti-Sceptical Strategies

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemological Disjunctivism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199557912
eISBN:
9780191743290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents the radical sceptical paradox, at least insofar as it made use of the BIV sceptical hypothesis: BIV-Based Radical Scepticism qua Paradox — (BIV1) I don't know that I'm not a ... More


Radical Scepticism and Quietism

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemological Disjunctivism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199557912
eISBN:
9780191743290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Although there are some important similarities, this particular undercutting way of responding to the radical sceptical problem is ultimately significantly different from a quietistic response to ... More


Concluding Remarks

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemological Disjunctivism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199557912
eISBN:
9780191743290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter summarizes the discussions in Part 3 of the book. It has been shown that epistemological disjunctivism can be successfully applied to the problem of radical scepticism, at least provided ... More


Motivating Epistemological Disjunctivism

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemological Disjunctivism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199557912
eISBN:
9780191743290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter suggests that the reason why epistemological disjunctivism is not widely adopted is because it is held to face several fatal theoretical problems. Accordingly, whatever commonsense ... More


Metaphysical and Epistemological Disjunctivism

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemological Disjunctivism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199557912
eISBN:
9780191743290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557912.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines how epistemological disjunctivism relates to other disjunctivist positions in the literature. In particular, it is important to distinguish epistemological disjunctivism from ... More


Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Adrian Haddock and Fiona Macpherson (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Disjunctivism has attracted considerable philosophical attention in recent years: it has been the source of a lively and extended debate spanning the philosophy of perception, epistemology, and the ... More


Qualia and Sensory Content

Joseph Mendola

in Anti-Externalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the correct internalist account of perceptual experience involves four key claims, that sensory contents are qualia, that experiences of qualia are constituted in a necessary ... More


Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Duncan Pritchard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a completely new solution to the ancient philosophical problem of radical skepticism—the challenge of explaining how it is possible to have knowledge of a world external to us. The ... More


Disjunctive Theories of Perception and Action

David‐Hillel Ruben

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In order to state a disjunctive theory of action, one needs two terms of art: ‘intrinsic event’ and ‘mere event’. One also needs two senses of ‘event’: a wide sense and a narrow sense. In the wide ... More


A Disjunctive Conception of Acting for Reasons

Jennifer Hornsby

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces a disjunctivist conception of acting for reasons by showing that an account of acting for reasons should give a place to knowledge. This disjunctive conception is claimed to ... More


On How to Act—Disjunctively

Jonathan Dancy

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter reconsiders Dancy's (2000) rejection of a disjunctive account of acting for a reason. It starts with a brief account of the marks of disjunctivism in general, to be used as a template, ... More


Perceptual‐Recognitional Abilities and Perceptual Knowledge

Alan Millar

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a conception of recognitional abilities and perceptual-discriminative abilities to make sense of how perceptual experiences make it possible to have cognitive contact with ... More


Comment on John McDowell's ‘The Disjunctive Conception of Experience as Material for a Transcendental Argument’

Crispin Wright

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In his contribution to the present volume, John McDowell proposes a distinctive kind of ‘transcendental’ argument for the disjunctive conception of experience, and renews his claim that the latter ... More


Hinton and the Origins of Disjunctivism

Paul Snowdon

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

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 ... More


Either/Or

Alex Byrne and Heather Logue

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter surveys the varieties of disjunctivism concerning perceptual experience. Disjunctivism comes in two main flavours: metaphysical and epistemological. Metaphysical disjunctivism is the ... More


Disjunctivism about Visual Experience

Scott Sturgeon

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores an approach to visual experience known as ‘disjunctivism’. Section 1 lays out a conception of visual experience focused on two charged aspects of the phenomenon: its conscious ... More


How to Account for Illusion

Bill Brewer

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Early modern empiricists think of perceptual experience as the presentation of an object to a subject. Phenomena of illusion suggest that such objects must be mind dependent things. Alternatively, ... More


The Epistemic Conception of Hallucination

Susanna Siegel

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Since disjunctivists when talking about perception deny that hallucinations and veridical perceptions have a common fundamental nature, they need some other way to account for the fact that these ... More


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