Alex Byrne "Hallucination and Imagery"

Visual imagery bears certain similarities to visual perception, although the nature of such similarities is controversial. On the Perceptual View, visual imagery consists in visual perceptual experience, albeit not visual experience produced by the operation of the eyes. Since visual imagery is often not directed at existing objects, the Perceptual View implies that visual imagery is often a form of visual hallucination. The paper elaborates and defends the Perceptual View.