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The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Matthew Fulkerson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book offers a philosophical account of human touch, one informed and constrained by empirical work on touch. It begins by arguing that human touch, despite its functional diversity, is a single, ... More


The Bodily Self: Selected Essays

José Luis Bermúdez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037501
eISBN:
9780262344661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How can we be aware of ourselves both as physical objects and as thinking, experiencing subjects? What role does the experience of the body play in generating our sense of self? What is the role of ... More


Touch and Bodily Awareness

Matthew Fulkerson

in The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter concerns how the sense of touch relates to the various forms of bodily awareness—including kinesthesis, proprioception, and the sense of agency. In particular, it addresses the question ... More


Bodily Awareness and Self-Consciousness

José Luis Bermúdez

in The Bodily Self: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037501
eISBN:
9780262344661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We are embodied, and we are aware of our bodies ‘from the inside’ through different forms of bodily awareness. But what is the relation between these two facts? Are these forms of bodily awareness ... More


The Phenomenology of Bodily Awareness

José Luis Bermúdez

in The Bodily Self: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037501
eISBN:
9780262344661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There is an interesting dialectic between discussions of bodily awareness in the phenomenological tradition and in contemporary philosophy of mind and scientific psychology. It shows, with particular ... More


The Elusiveness Thesis, Immunity to Error through Misidentification, and Privileged Access

José Luis Bermúdez

in The Bodily Self: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037501
eISBN:
9780262344661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Two ideas have played a prominent role in philosophical discussions of self-knowledge. The first is the idea that we enjoy introspective ways of finding out about ourselves are fundamentally ... More


Ownership and the Space of the Body

José Luis Bermúdez

in The Bodily Self: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037501
eISBN:
9780262344661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In the last 20 years, a robust experimental paradigm has emerged for studying the structure of bodily experience, focusing primarily on what it is to experience one’s body as one’s own. The initial ... More


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