Second Short Paper Topic

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Stephanie Warner PHL 101 A Momeyer, Butzer, Pettibone 25 January 2006 Second Short Paper Topic Bouwsma first tries to show that a person can only be deceived if it is logically possible for her to detect the illusion. He shows this through the paper scenario. In this scenario the person is deceived because he has a prior knowledge of what things are supposed to look, feel, taste, and sound like. Bouwsma defines illusions as “something that looks like or sounds like, so much like, something else that you either mistake it for something else, or you can easily understand how someone might come to do this” (pg 235). The evil genius has changed everything into paper but the human figures this out. The paper flowers are illusory is revealed by the recognition that they are paper… What is required, of course, is that he know the difference between flowers and paper, and that when presented with one of the other he can tell the difference (pg 235). Therefore the human was able to see though this illusion because he knew the difference
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ENG ENG 112 taught by Professor Perkins during the Spring '06 term at Miami University.

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