Smelling lessons

Philosophical Studies 153 (1):161-174 (2011)
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Clare Batty
University of Kentucky
Abstract
Much of the philosophical work on perception has focused on vision. Recently, however, philosophers have begun to correct this ‘tunnel vision’ by considering other modalities. Nevertheless, relatively little has been written about the chemical senses—olfaction and gustation. The focus of this paper is olfaction. In this paper, I consider the question: does human olfactory experience represents objects as thus and so? If we take visual experience as the paradigm of how experience can achieve object representation, we might think that the answer to this question is no. I argue that olfactory experience does indeed represent objects—just not in a way that is easily read from the dominant visual case.
Keywords Non-visual perception  Olfaction  Representation  Objects of perception
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-010-9637-6
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