by Daniel A. Kaufman
I talk with Dr. Louise Moody about perception, “illusion style” arguments, and J.L. Austin.
Louise has a PhD in philosophy and is an independent philosopher and feminist campaigner.
[Note: There are points at which Louise’s mic cuts out for a second, but it does not substantially interfere with watching the discussion.]
1:30 Opening sketch of philosophy and perception / Descartes and “illusion-style” arguments / “Indirect Realism” / Skepticism. 3:45 Louise: There is a logical gap between illusions, hallucinations and other such phenomena and the metaphysical and skeptical conclusions people have based on them. 12:00 Louise: We really ought to distinguish between illusions and hallucinations, when engaging in these inquiries. For one thing, illusions are public in a way that hallucinations aren’t. 19:12 Naïve Realism, the “vulgar” view of perception / The primary-secondary quality distinction / Berkeley and Kant. 33:05 Austin on “material object.” 37:00 Louise on “material object.”