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Defending Perception

Binswanger defends perception against three major attacks on its validity, including arguments based on optical “illusions” and hallucinations. He explains what is wrong with the view of perception known as “representationalism” and why one needs a proper grasp of difference between the objects perceived and the form in which they are perceived. The lesson includes an important discussion of the longstanding distinction between appearance and reality.

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Harry Binswanger
Harry Binswanger

Harry Binswanger is the author of How We Know and is coeditor of the second edition of Ayn Rand’s Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology. He serves on the Ayn Rand Institute’s board of directors.

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