Characterising Disjunctivism
Anil Gomes
Oxford University
Disjunctive accounts of experience are said to deny a common factor to perception and
hallucination: some theorists frame this denial in terms of the denial of a common
content, whilst others deny that perception and hallucination form a common kind of
mental event. In this paper I explore whether these accounts are really distinct: a
motivation for the common kind formulation is presented, but consideration of the
notion of a common kind gives us reason to think that such a formulation will rely on
the common content formulation. Further, proper attention to the way in which we
group experiences allows the common content account to respect the motivations of
the common kind theorist.
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Characterising Disjunctivism Anil Gomes Oxford University