The right way to characterize veridical
awareness is as follows:) veridical
awareness is "awareness of something there where it is.
A particular understanding of revelation--with its veridical
, hermeneutical, and linguistic corollaries--would need to be abandoned if it were unquestionably proven to be philosophically unsustainable.
However, if statements about illusory experience merely describe such experiences relative to some paradigm, the distinction between veridical
and illusory experience appears now to be merely a conventional one.
The strongest evidence against the dying brain theory, though, comes from veridical
41] We might think of this concord as Paradox Resolved -- or a veridical
paradox, to use Quine's term again.
Although Payne does not confront such issues directly (discussion of Derrida's social writings -- his editing of a collection of essays extolling Nelson Mandela, for example -- would have been helpful), certainly Payne would also deny any complicity on Derrida's part in eroding rational and veridical
grounds for opposing oppression and atrocity, and in fact he suggests how Derrida's questioning provides a foundation for opposition to today's countless tyrannies.
This ambitious study interrogates the realistic effect of Jan van Eyck's panels, arguing that his imagery is neither simply veridical
nor firmly coded with fixed religious meanings.
Basically, the retrospective verbal report presents an interpretative problem, mainly because it is not possible to determine whether the reports are veridical
with the covert verbalizations that actually occurred during the session (see Shimoff, 1986).
that it is logically possible to have exactly the same experience with a veridical
object present and when it is not present in a hallucination.
An alternative evolutionary account posits that God beliefs and beliefs in the paranormal or a spiritual dimension to existence evolved because these beliefs were associated with a greater likelihood of paranormal or spiritual experiences (including veridical
paranormal experiences) and paranormal abilities, which would be highly adaptive.
Unlike the theories considered so far, which all endorse the common factor principle, disjunctivism (chapter 6) denies that veridical
and nonveridical visual experiences have "an underlying mental state or event" in common, and contends that illusion, hallucination, and perception belong to different fundamental kinds, even if they are subjectively indiscriminable.
Materialistic evolution gives us a reason to reject all of our beliefs as veridical
, including our belief in materialistic evolution itself.