Philosophy, like science, aims to say how things are in reality, and conflict with ordinary thought and language is no more an objection to a philosophical theory than a scientific one.
Galen Strawson, Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics, Oxford, 2009, p. 315
[I]t is true that ‘I seem to see a table’ does not entail ‘I see a table’; but ‘I seem to feel a pain’ does entail ‘I feel a pain’. So scepticism loses its force—cannot open up its characteristic gap—with regard to that which ultimately most concerns us, pleasure and pain.
Galen Strawson, Freedom and Belief, Oxford, 1986, p. 223, n. 29