In Fiona Macpherson (ed.), The Senses: Classical and Contemporary Readings. Oxford University Press (2011)

Richard Gray
Cardiff University
The failure to resolve satisfactorily epistemological issues surrounding the identification of different senses has led to questions being asked of the nature of the senses. This issue has been thrown into sharp focus by two starkly contrasting positions. The first is a realist position that draws on science and is based on the application of criteria. The second is an anti-realist position that adheres to commonsense conceptions and is partly motivated by the apparent failure of criterial approaches. In this paper I attempt to mediate between the two views.
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