The significance of the senses

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Matthew Nudds
University of Warwick
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Standard accounts of the senses attempt to answer the question how and why we count five senses (the counting question); none of the standard accounts is satisfactory. Any adequate account of the senses must explain the significance of the senses, that is, why distinguishing different senses matters. I provide such an explanation, and then use it as the basis for providing an account of the senses and answering the counting question.
Keywords Aetiology  Epistemology  Experience  Perceiving  Perception  Sense
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DOI 10.1111/j.0309-7013.2004.00080.x
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