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Psychology 2050 Perception Thurs, 26 Aug 10 Day 01 Course Website: Through CIT http://blackboard.cornell.edu
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Outline Metaphysics “Qualities” of Boyle and Locke primary - extension, shape, motion/rest, number, solidity secondary - color, taste, sound, warmth, smell Doctrine of the Specific Energy of Nerves, or: Doctrine of Sensory Qualities -- Johannes Müller Conjecture of Dubois-Reymond Molyneux’s paradox
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Metaphysics meta ta physika = “ after the things of nature” Aristotle ( 384-322 BCE )
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Metaphysics Ontology Cosmology Epistemology
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Metaphysics Ontology: What is there? Cosmology: Where did it come from? (in biological development: Ontogeny Epistemology: How do we know it?
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Metaphysics Epistemology: How do we know it? 2 options: knowledge comes to us innately, “innate ideas”
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Metaphysics Epistemology: How do we know it? 2 options: knowledge comes to us innately, “innate ideas” knowledge comes to us through our senses, we know because (of what) we perceive
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Qualities” of Boyle and Locke (17th cent) and elaborated from Aristotle
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Qualities” of Boyle and Locke primary - extension, shape, motion/rest, number, solidity
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Qualities” of Boyle and Locke primary - extension, shape, motion/rest, number, solidity secondary - color, tonality, warmth, taste, smell
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the five senses, five epistemic channels Aristotle, De Anima Latinate Anglo-Saxon vision to see seeing, sight audition to hear hearing cutaneous to touch touching, feeling sense(s) gustation to taste tasting olfaction to smell smelling
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La dame à la  licorne    1483- 1500 Flemish,  now in the  Musée de  Cluny, Paris, details vision
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audition
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touch
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taste
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