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Aristotle on Perceiving Objects

Anna Marmodoro

Abstract

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 perceive objects? Are the five senses sufficient for the perception of objects? Aristotle was the first to investigate these questions to a depth that makes his account fruitful even for contemporary philosophy, but also challenging. He addressed them by means of the metaphysical modeling of the unity of the perceptual faculty and the unity of perceptual content. This book offers a reconstruction of the ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, the five senses, perceptual faculty, perceptual content, causal powers, causation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199326006
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199326006.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Marmodoro, author
Corpus Christi College, Oxford