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Senses Classic and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 0195385969

ISBN-13: 9780195385960

Edition: 2010

Authors: Fiona Macpherson

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The senses, or sensory modalities, constitute the different ways we have of perceiving the world, such as seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling. But how many senses are there? How many could there be? What makes the senses different? What interaction takes place between the senses? This book is a guide to thinking about these questions. Together with an extensive introduction to the topic, the book contains the key classic papers on this subject together with nine newlycommissioned essays.One reason that these questions are important is that we are receiving a huge influx of new information from the sciences that challenges some traditional philosophical views about the senses.…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Fiona Macpherson is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Study of Perceptual Experience at the University of Glasgow.

Notes on Contributors
Individuating the Senses
Classic Works
Excerpt from On the Soul (De Anima)
Aristotle on Demarcating the Five Senses
Some Remarks About the Senses
Distinguishing the Senses
The Senses of Martians
The Senses, excerpt from Perception and Cognition
Characterising the Senses
Categorising the Senses
Sight and Touch
Making Sense of the Senses: Individuating Modalities in Humans and Other Animals
New Works
On the Nature of the Senses
Re-imagining, Re-Viewing and Re-Touching
The Senses
A Proprioceptive Account of the Sense Modalities
The Senses as Psychological Kinds
Tastes, Temperatures, and Pains
The Sense of Agency
Cross-Modal Cuing and Selective Attention