Single Idea 4101

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 4. Sense Data / d. Sense-data problems]

Full Idea

Visual perception seems to differ from some of the other senses; when we become aware of burning toast, we become aware of the smell, ...but we don't see a garden by seeing a 'look' of the garden.

Gist of Idea

If we smell something we are aware of the smell separately, but we don't perceive a 'look' when we see


Tim Crane (Elements of Mind [2001], 5.40)

Book Reference

Crane,Tim: 'Elements of Mind' [OUP 2001], p.131

A Reaction

Interesting. Do blind people transfer this more direct perception to a different sense (e.g. the one they rely on most)?