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Chapter 5: Perception
The earlier students of nature did not speak well in supposing that there is nothing white or black without sight, nor flavour without taste. For in one way they spoke correctly and in another not: for ‘sense’ and ‘sensible object’ are ambiguous terms, i.e. may denote potentialities or actualities. The statement is true of the latter, false of the former. (Aristotle quoted in Everson, 1997, p. 111)
The psychology of perception has always followed the hybrid format, analyzing the character and content of what we can see, hear, touch, taste, smell and know of our orientation in the world of space and time as expressed in our various everyday and technical vocabularies, and studying the means by which we are able to do so.
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