Mind and Matter 2 (1):37-59 (2004)
This contribution explores the psychological basis of illusion and the feeling of what is real in relation to a process theory (microgenesis) of mind/brain states. The varieties of illusion and the alterations in the feeling of realness are illustrated in cases of clinical pathology, as well as in everyday life. The basis of illusion does not rest in a comparison of appearance to reality nor in the relation of image to object, since these are antecedent and consequent phases in the same mental state. The study of pathological illusions and hallucinations shows that the feeling of realness in an object depends on its coherence within and across perceptual modalities. Illusion is shown to be not the taking of the phenomenal for the real, but the overlooking of the real in the phenomenal, since all things exist, i.e. are real, as categories of intrinsic relations in the unique mode of their conception. Finally, the implications of the account are discussed in relation to moral conduct, self-realization, acceptance, and the will to enjoy a world of 'brain-born' mental phenomena
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Descartes Discarded? Introspective Self-Awareness and the Problems of Transparency and Compositionality☆.Markus Werning - 2010 - Consciousness and Cognition 19 (3):751-761.
Similar books and articles
Metzinger's Matrix: Living the Virtual Life with a Real Body.Shaun Gallagher - 2005 - Psyche 11 (5).
Projecting Sensations to External Objects: Evidence From Skin Conductance Response.V. S. Ramachandran - unknown
The Illusory Triumph of Machine Over Mind: Wegner's Eliminativism and the Real Promise of Psychology.Anthony I. Jack & Philip Robbins - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (5):665-666.
Vasubandhu's Illusion Argument and the Parasitism of Illusion Upon Veridical Experience.Joel Feldman - 2005 - Philosophy East and West 55 (4):529-541.
A Psychological Definition of Illusion.Robert I. Reynolds - 1988 - Philosophical Psychology 1 (2):217-223.
Explaining Away the Body: Experiences of Supernaturally Caused Touch and Touch on Non-Hand Objects Within the Rubber Hand Illusion.Jakob Hohwy & Bryan Paton - 2010 - PLoS ONE 5 (2):e9416.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads144 ( #32,767 of 2,168,591 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #187,166 of 2,168,591 )
How can I increase my downloads?