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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
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10.4324/9781315184418
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<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>

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