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Aristotle on the Common Sense

Pavel Gregoric

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Apart from using our eyes to see and our ears to hear, we regularly and effortlessly perform a number of complex perceptual operations that cannot be explained in terms of the five senses taken ... More


Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Kathryn Linn Geurts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. It was discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo ... More


Is There a Sixth Sense?

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the question of whether there is a sixth sense or not, first introducing the domain of sensation and perception, and then considering the “sixth sense” as a form of balance for ... More


Perception and Its Proper Objects

Stephen Everson

in Aristotle on Perception

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238638
eISBN:
9780191597374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238630.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Everson discusses the five senses and their proper objects; e.g. sound for hearing, colour for sight. The senses, Everson argues, are essentially related to their proper objects because they are ... More


The Problem of Complex Perceptual Content

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/9780199326006.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

For Aristotle our only means for perceiving the world are the five senses, each individuated by the type of perceptible qualities it is sensitive to: colors for sight, sounds for hearing, etc. Do we ... More


Aristotle on Perceiving Objects

Anna Marmodoro

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199326006
eISBN:
9780199349876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199326006.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How can one explain the structure of perceptual experience? What is it that we perceive? How is it that we perceive objects and not disjoint arrays of properties? By which sense or senses do we ... 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


Flavors

Massimo Montanari

in Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157339
eISBN:
9780231527880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157339.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the human sense of taste and how the ability to distinguish flavors has, since ancient times, been heavily associated with the experience of knowledge, perfection, and critical ... More


Kant

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How do we find our way in the unknown? The answer: By map and compass, picture and story. More precisely: How are we made so obedient and so predictable? How are they constructed, the invisible maps ... More


The Beautiful and the Good

Massimo Montanari

in Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157339
eISBN:
9780231527880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157339.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the merits of food prepared with aesthetic considerations. The Chinese tradition maintains that for a food to be perfect, it has to stimulate all of the five senses, although ... More


Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons

Evan A. Kutzler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653785
eISBN:
9781469653808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

From battlefields, boxcars, and forgotten warehouses to notorious prison camps like Andersonville and Elmira, prisoners seemed to be everywhere during the American Civil War. Yet there is much we do ... More


Saussurean Bar

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The sign is a map, albeit in many forms. The sign of signs takes the minimalist form of a double helix, hereafter rendered either as S/s or as s/S where the S stands for “Signifier,” the s for ... More


Mission Impossible

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

From the beginning of this book the author has pursued the question of what it means to be human, more exactly what it means to live in the oikumene. In search of an answer he has relied on methods ... More


Our Lady of Café con Leche: The Social Construction of Catholic Devotion

María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles

in Our Lady of Everyday Life: La Virgen de Guadalupe and the Catholic Imagination of Mexican Women in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190280390
eISBN:
9780190280437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280390.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that Mexican children in Catholic households are introduced to Catholicism via material culture and family traditions at home. That is, religious material objects and customs form ... More


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