tar Posted September 13, 2017 Share Posted September 13, 2017 (edited) 7 minutes ago, iNow said: Why do you keep conflating illusion with defect? What is it about the term that you deem defective? The definition makes me think Dennett is talking about a defect. il·lu·sion [iˈlo͞oZHən] NOUN illusions (plural noun) a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses: "the illusion makes parallel lines seem to diverge by placing them on a zigzag-striped background" synonyms: mirage · hallucination · apparition · figment of the imagination · trick of the light · trompe l'oeil · deception · trick · smoke and mirrors · (magic) trick · conjuring trick · magic · conjuring · [more] sleight of hand · legerdemain a deceptive appearance or impression: "the illusion of family togetherness" · [more] "the tension between illusion and reality" synonyms: appearance · impression · semblance · misperception · false appearance · simulacrum a false idea or belief: "he had no illusions about the trouble she was in" synonyms: delusion · misapprehension · misconception · false impression · fantasy · fancy · dream · chimera · fool's paradise · self-deception · false consciousness Edited September 13, 2017 by tar Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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