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Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology

Fiona Macpherson and Dimitris Platchias


Reflection on the nature of hallucination has relevance for many traditional philosophical debates concerning the nature of the mind, perception, and our knowledge of the world. In recent years, neuroimaging techniques and scientific findings on the nature of hallucination, combined with interest in new philosophical theories of perception such as disjunctivism, have brought the topic of hallucination once more to the forefront of philosophical thinking. Scientific evidence from psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry sheds light on the functional role and physiology of actual hallucinations; ... More

Keywords: hallucination, philosophical debate, neuroimaging techniques, perception, disjunctivism, experience

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019200
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Macpherson, editor

Dimitris Platchias, editor

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