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Psychology 2050 Perception Thurs, 25 Aug 11 Day 01 Course Website: Through CIT http://blackboard.cornell.edu Outline Metaphysics “Qualities” of Boyle and Locke primary - extension, shape, motion/rest, number, solidity secondary - color, taste, sound, warmth, smell Doctrine of the SpeciFc Energy of Nerves, or: Doctrine of Sensory Qualities -- Johannes Müller Conjecture of Dubois-Reymond Molyneux’s paradox Metaphysics meta ta physika = “ after the things of nature” Aristotle (384-322 BCE) Metaphysics Ontology Cosmology Epistemology Metaphysics Ontology: What is there? Cosmology: Where did it come from? (in biological development: Ontogeny Epistemology: How do we know it? 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 Qualities” of Boyle and Locke (17th cent) and elaborated from Aristotle Qualities” of Boyle and Locke primary - extension, shape, motion/rest, number, solidity Qualities” of Boyle and Locke primary - extension, shape, motion/rest, number, solidity secondary - color, tonality, warmth, taste, smell the Fve senses, Fve 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 La dame à la licorne 1483-1500 Flemish, now in the Musée de Cluny, Paris, details vision
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