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Aristotle On Odour And Smell

Mark A. Johnstone

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The sense of smell occupies a peculiar intermediate position in Aristotle's theory of sense perception: odours, like colours and sounds, are perceived at a distance through an external medium; yet in ... More


Confusing Tastes with Flavours

Charles Spence, Malika Auvray, and Barry Smith

in Perception and Its Modalities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199832798
eISBN:
9780199381609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832798.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Use of the terms ‘‘taste’’ and ‘‘flavor’’ is often confusing, both in everyday use and in the academic literature. Failure to distinguish these basic terms can cloud the understanding of the chemical ... More


Patrolling the Boundaries of Synaesthesia: A Critical Appraisal of Transient and Artificially Induced Forms of Synaesthetic Experiences

Malika Auvray and Mirko Farina

in Sensory Blending: On Synaesthesia and related phenomena

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199688289
eISBN:
9780191767609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688289.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Synaesthesia is a neurological condition in which people make unusual associations between various sensations. This chapter investigates conceptually whether alleged non-developmental (i.e. ... More


The Multisensory Character of Perception

Casey O’Callaghan

in Beyond Vision: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198782964
eISBN:
9780191826184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782964.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The thesis in this chapter is that perceptual awareness is richly multisensory. It argues for this conclusion on the grounds that certain forms of multisensory perceptual experience are incompatible ... More


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