Within this Book Full site



Filter my results

ISBN of the Book

Material or Process Book or Chapter Title Author or Editor Publication dates

The Senses and the History of Philosophy

Edited by: Brian Glenney , José Filipe Silva

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138738997
eBook ISBN: 9781315184418
Adobe ISBN:

 Cite  Marc Record

Book description

<P>The study of perception and the role of the senses have recently risen to prominence in philosophy and are now a major area of study and research. However, the philosophical history of the senses remains a relatively neglected subject. Moving beyond the current philosophical canon, this outstanding collection offers a wide-ranging and diverse philosophical exploration of the senses, from the classical period to the present day. Written by a team of international contributors, it is divided into six parts:</P> <P></P> <UL> <P> <LI>Perception from Non-Western Perspectives</LI> <LI>Perception in the Ancient Period </LI> <LI>Perception in the Medieval Latin/Arabic Period</LI> <LI>Perception in the Early Modern Period</LI> <LI>Perception in the Post-Kantian Period</LI> <LI>Perception in the Contemporary Period.</LI> <P></P></UL> <P></P> <P>The volume challenges conventional philosophical study of perception by covering a wide range of significant, as well as hitherto overlooked, topics, such as perceptual judgment, temporal and motion illusions, mirror and picture perception, animal senses and cross-modal integration. By investigating the history of the senses in thinkers such as Plotinus, Auriol, Berkeley and Cavendish; and considering the history of the senses in diverse philosophical traditions, including Chinese, Indian, Byzantine, Greek and Latin it brings a fresh approach to studying the history of philosophy itself.</P> <P></P> <P>Including a thorough introduction as well as introductions to each section by the editors, <I>The Senses and the History of Philosophy</I> is essential reading for students and researchers in the history of philosophy, perception, philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, aesthetics and eastern and non-western philosophy. It will also be extremely useful for those in related disciplines such as psychology, religion, sociology, intellectual history and cognitive sciences.</P>

Table of contents

Search for more...

Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.