Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 101 (3):454-488 (2020)

Michael Barkasi
Rice University (PhD)
When you hallucinate an object, you are not in the normal sort of concurrent causal sensory interaction with that object. It's standardly further inferred that the hallucinated object does not actually exist. But the lack of normal concurrent causal sensory interaction does not imply that there does not exist an object that is hallucinated. It might be a past‐perceived object. In this paper, I argue that this claim holds for at least some interesting cases of hallucination. Hallucinations generated by misleading cues (e.g. ‘seeing’ Kanizsa triangles), hallucinations of Charles Bonnet Syndrome patients, and dreams are experiences of past‐perceived objects.
Keywords hallucinations  perceptual experience  memory  dreams  Charles Bonnet syndrome
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DOI 10.1111/papq.12320
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Hallucination and Its Objects.Alex Byrne & Riccardo Manzotti - forthcoming - Philosophical Review.
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