Exploring touch: A review of Matthew Fulkerson’s the first sense

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Abstract

In this essay, I review Matthew Fulkerson’s The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of the Sense of Touch. In this first philosophical book on the sense of touch, Fulkerson provides an account of the nature and content of tactual experience. Central to Fulkerson’s view is the claim that exploratory action plays a fundamental role in touch. In this review, I put pressure on two of his arguments: (1) the argument that tactual experience is unisensory and (2) the argument that tactual experience does not depend on explicit bodily awareness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-146
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophical Psychology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016

Keywords

  • Perception
  • Perceptual Content
  • Senses
  • Touch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Philosophy

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