A Sense So Rare: Measuring Olfactory Experiences and Making a Case for a Process Perspective on Sensory Perception

  title={A Sense So Rare: Measuring Olfactory Experiences and Making a Case for a Process Perspective on Sensory Perception},
  author={Ann-Sophie Barwich},
  journal={Biological Theory},
  • A. Barwich
  • Published 29 March 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Biological Theory
Philosophical discussion about the reality of sensory perceptions has been hijacked by two tendencies. First, talk about perception has been largely centered on vision. Second, the realism question is traditionally approached by attaching objects or material structures to matching contents of sensory perceptions. These tendencies have resulted in an argumentative impasse between realists and anti-realists, discussing the reliability of means by which the supposed causal information transfer… 
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