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  • n. A school of thought that rejects the existence of sense data in certain cases, believing that a hallucination differs from a veridical experience in that the latter is the experience of an actual external entity.

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  • (such as disjunctivism) is correct, the most defensible non-skeptical account of how beliefs concerning material objects are justified will still be fundamentally a version of representative realism.

    Epistemological Problems of Perception

  • A.D. Smith (2008b) has argued that Husserl held views that commit him to disjunctivism.

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  • Byrne and Logue (2008) distinguish a version of disjunctivism that they label epistemological disjunctivism.

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  • An influential argument against disjunctivism is the causal argument, first proposed by Howard Robinson.

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  • Byrne and Logue (2008) propose that the label ˜metaphysical disjunctivism™ be reserved for an account of perceptual experience that commits to the claim there is no common mental element to veridical perception and hallucination.

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  • One can therefore be an epistemological disjunctivist without accepting metaphysical disjunctivism.

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  • Let us call a view of this sort fundamental kind disjunctivism.

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  • For example, Paul Snowdon, one of the philosophers most associated with the disjunctivism, appeals to the possibility of a disjunctive approach to perceptual experience in order to undermine an argument for a thesis about our concept of perception.

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  • They note that a view according to which there is a common mental element to veridical perception and hallucination would seem to make ˜disjunctivism™ an inapposite label, and they also note that others who defend a moderate view explicitly deny that their theory is a disjunctivist one.

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  • One significant recent source of motivation for disjunctivism (common to the views proposed by Martin, Campbell and Brewer) is the suggestion that we should moving away from representationalist accounts of the way in which our minds are intentionally directed upon the mind-independent world when we perceive it.

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