Truth and error in Aristotle's theory of sense perception

Philosophical Quarterly 11 (42):1-9 (1961)
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Why does aristotle say that the common sensibles are susceptible to error while the specific sensibles are not? various solutions of this problem are discussed and finally it is concluded that aristotle's meaning here is teleological. The specific senses were fashioned by nature to perceive the specific sensibles but not the common sensibles and so error sometimes (often) creeps in. The common sense is really not a sense faculty as the eye, The ear etc
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Stephen Gaukroger (1981). Aristotle on the Function of Sense Perception. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 12 (1):75-89.
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