‘Naive Realism and Errors in Experience’ (Draft)

Written together with Gianfranco Soldati.

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Abstract

Is the claim that perceptual experiences are by nature relational incompatible with the view that they are intentional? In this article we argue that it is not. Much depends on the way one understands the possibility for one to be wrong about the phenomenal nature of one’s own experience. We describe and distinguish a variety of errors that can occur in our first-personal access to our perceptual experiences. We argue that once the nature of these different kinds of error is properly understood, the metaphysical claim that perceptual experiences are relational can be made compatible with the view that they are intentional.