Touch as a special spatial senseOphelia Deroy (Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München, Institute of Philosophy, University of London)
Numbers, Minds, and Magnitudes
19 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3HH
- Aristotelian Society
- Mind Association
- Analysis Trust
- New College of the Humanities
Is touch special when it comes to our perception of spatially
extended objects? Certainly, the claim that touching an object, or estimating
its length by touch is more reliable or objective that seeing the
same object or estimating its length by vision, is difficult to support
in the light of our scientific understanding of perception. Both senses
can be misleading, or accurate, depending on contexts. In this talk, I
suggest that the distinctive character of touch still shows at a
subjective level, as we are more certain of what we touch than what
we see. I will argue also that this distinction regards spatial
estimates, and not temporal ones.
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