IX—Why Naive Realism?


  • Meeting of the Aristotelian Society held at Senate House, University of London, on 20 February 2012 at 4:15 p.m.


Much of the discussion of Naive Realism about veridical experience has focused on a consequence of adopting it—namely, disjunctivism about perceptual experience. However, the motivations for being a Naive Realist in the first place have received relatively little attention in the literature. In this paper, I will elaborate and defend the claim that Naive Realism provides the best account of the phenomenal character of veridical experience.