Livshits, Rudolf L'vovich – Doctor of Science (Philosophy), Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy and Socio-political Disciplines, Amur Humanitarian-pedagogical State University (Komsomolsk-on-Amur).
The paper considers the correlation of delusion and illusion and the latter is interpreted not as a result of human imperfection but as a consequence of objective factors. Special attention is paid to the analysis of liberal illusions. Specific examples show that illusions are widely used for practical purposes.
Key words: delusion, illusion, practice, liberal illusions, determination of cognition.