Whither naive realism? - I

Philosophical Perspectives (1):1-20 (2023)
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Abstract

Different authors offer subtly different characterizations of naïve realism. We disentangle the main ones and argue that illusions provide the best proving ground for naïve realism and its main rival, representationalism. According to naïve realism, illusions never involve per- ceptual error. We assess two leading attempts to explain apparent perceptual error away, from William Fish and Bill Brewer, and conclude that they fail. Another lead- ing attempt is assessed in a companion paper, which also sketches an alternative representational account.

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E. J. Green
Johns Hopkins University
Alex Byrne
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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