Spatial certainty : Feeling is the truth

In Spatial senses. London: Routleged (2019)
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Abstract

A common sense view is illustrated by Doubting Thomas, and surfaces in many philosophical and psychological writings : Touching is better than seeing. But can we make sense of this privilege? We rule out that it could mean that touch is more informative than vision, more ‘objective’ or more directly in contact with reality. Instead, we propose that touch offers not a perceptual, but a metacognitive advantage: touch is not more objective than vision but rather provides comparatively higher subjective certainty.

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Ophelia Deroy
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

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