What is an illusion?

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January 11, 2012
The Moral Sciences Club
by Will Wilkinson  
Posted in Commentary

"The water I seem to see on the hot horizon is an illusion. The bend in the stick in the water in the pond is an illusion. These claims have sense because I know what it is to see water, am acquainted with the sight of a straight stick. But how does free-will really feel? What is it like for life really to mean something? These questions smack of nonsense. What is the genuine article against which to compare the alleged counterfeit?" (01/11/12)


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