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Perception and Its Proper Objects

Stephen Everson

in Aristotle on Perception

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238638
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597374 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198238630.003.0002
 Perception and Its Proper Objects

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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 essentially such as to be affected by them. There is thus an intrinsic (kath’hauto) relationship between a proper object and its proper sense, and this, Everson argues, is causal, rather than conceptual or logical. This being so, perception requires a scientific investigation.

Keywords: causal relationship; conceptual; five senses; kath’hauto; logical; perception; proper objects

Chapter.  18598 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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