Perceptions and Hallucinations: The Matching View as a Plausible Theory of Perception
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A strong intuition about perception is that what we perceive when we perceive an object is a mind-independent object. However, this does not explain the possibility of hallucinations and illusions, since in both cases there is no direct relation between a subject and an object. Various solutions have been proposed to this problem of perception. One of them is the matching view, defended by Michelle Montague. I argue that this account of perception provides a plausible solution to this problem of perception. In order to do this, I will draw on the sense-datum theory, intentionalism and disjunctivism.