American Philosophical Quarterly 55 (1):81-94 (2018)

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Dan Cavedon-Taylor
Open University (UK)
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Olfaction represents odors, if it represents anything at all. Does olfaction also represent ordinary objects like cheese, fish and coffee-beans? Many think so. This paper argues that it does not. Instead, we should affirm an austere account of the intentional objects of olfaction: olfactory experience is about odors, not objects. Visuocentric thinking about olfaction has tempted some philosophers to say otherwise.
Keywords olfaction  objects of perception  contents of experience
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