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  1. #1 5 senses and philosophy 
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    How much have the 5 senses like touch,smell,sight,sound and taste shaped philosophy.
    Is philosophy possible without these senses?

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    Brassica oleracea Strange's Avatar
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    Has philosophy contributed to the myth that there are only 5 senses?

    Without wishing to overstate my case, everything in the observable universe definitely has its origins in Northamptonshire -- Alan Moore
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    Interesting story on the TV about the man who navigates like a bat** and how his brain's hearing function has "colonized" his redundant visual parts.

    ** has a tongue click that would go down well in the Kalahari Desert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Has philosophy contributed to the myth that there are only 5 senses?
    I'm thinking senses are not a new thing, so I would say maybe something else contributed to philosophy. Evolution of sensory data processors?
    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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