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Hearing Silence: The Perception and Introspection of Absences 1

Roy Sorensen

in Sounds and Perception: New Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199282968
eISBN:
9780191712333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282968.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the course of demarcating the senses, Aristotle defined sound in De Anima as the proper object of hearing: ‘sight has colour, hearing sound, and taste flavour’ (II.6, 418b13). Sound cannot be ... More


Aristotle’s Causal Powers Theory of Perception

Anna Marmodoro

in Aristotle on Perceiving Objects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199326006
eISBN:
9780199349876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199326006.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

For Aristotle perception takes place when the perceiver and the object of perception causally interact, and their respective powers come to be activated. As discussed in De Anima, perception through ... More


Mixing the Many and Partitioning the One

Anna Marmodoro

in Aristotle on Perceiving Objects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199326006
eISBN:
9780199349876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199326006.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What does Aristotle mean when saying that the special senses ‘form a unity’ which is the common sense? Can this explain perception of the common sensibles and of complex perceptual content? ... More


Structured Activities and Embodiment

William Jaworski

in Structure and the Metaphysics of Mind: How Hylomorphism Solves the Mind-Body Problem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198749561
eISBN:
9780191813955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749561.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The activities in which structured individuals engage have structures of their own—activity-making structures. Hylomorphists take thought, feeling, perception, and intentional action to be species of ... More


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