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Single Idea 14585

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 1. Perception]

Full Idea

The myth of the fivefold division of the sense needs to be overturned. In the experience of causation the senses of balance and proprioception are more important.


'proprioception' is awareness of the behaviour of our bodies

Gist of Idea

We have more than five senses; balance and proprioception, for example


S.Mumford/R.Lill Anjum (Getting Causes from Powers [2011], 9.1)

Book Reference

Anjum,R.J./Mumford,S.: 'Getting Causes from Powers' [OUP 2011], p.196

A Reaction

Thinking is a sensual experience too, especially in its emotional dimension. David Hume always based his empiricism on 'experience', not on the mere five external senses.