PUTTING ILLUSIONS IN THEIR PLACE
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Although at first sight illusions of the senses seem trivial, they challenge some of our deepest beliefs. They were the basis of the rejection by Plato of perception as being a valid source of knowledge. He even discarded the world of objects we seem to perceive in favour of timeless mathematics and perfect Forms existing in a world beyond the senses. Much later, British Empiricism based all knowledge on perception - playing down and even ignoring the wonderful, philosophically disturbing phenomena of illusions.