International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Hallucinations for disjunctivists

Jesús Vega-Encabo

pp. 281-293


In this paper, I examine the so-called disjunctive views on hallucinations. I argue that neither of the options open to the disjunctivist is capable of accommodating basic phenomenological facts about hallucinatory experiences and the explanatory demands behind the classical argument from hallucination. A positive characterization of the hallucinatory case is not attractive to a disjunctivist once she is disposed to accept certain commonalities with veridical experiences. Negative disjunctivism glosses the hallucinatory disjunct in terms of indiscriminability. I will argue that this move either renounces to characterize phenomenally the hallucinatory experience or does not take seriously questions about why indiscriminability is possible in the phenomenal realm.

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González Juan C. (2010). Hallucinations. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 9 (2).

Pages: 281-293

DOI: 10.1007/s11097-010-9155-1

Full citation:

Vega-Encabo Jesús (2010). Hallucinations for disjunctivists. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 9 (2), pp. 281-293.