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The article is aimed to defend Daniel Dennett’s eliminativist approach on consciousness from the datum objection. The datum objection, proposed by contemporary philosophers e.g. David Chalmers and John Searle, criticizes that by rejecting the ontology of qualia as phenomenal properties, Dennett denies the crucial data that theory of mind is supposed to explain. Nonetheless, my analysis on Dennett’s so-called illusionist thesis shows that his view still emphasizes on the phenomenon of conscious experience and explains qualia as illusory intentional objects of our introspective beliefs. The article draws a conclusion that Dennett does not deny the crucial data as being objected. Moreover, his rejection on the ontology of the datum introduces a new perspective that enables him to explain qualia scientifically as illusions.