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The Bodily Senses  

J. Brendan Ritchie and Peter Carruthers

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2013
This chapter focuses on three broad systems of bodily perception: interoception, the vestibular system, and proprioception. We argue that they constitute (collections of) sense modalities, ... More

The Makropulos Case RevisitedReflections on Immortality and Agency  

Connie Rosati

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter analyzes the issue of immortality in the opera “The Makropulos Case” and reviews Bernard Williams's essay inspired by the opera, which argues against immortality. It suggests ... More

Nietzsche’s Illness  

Charles Huenemann

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article examines how Nietzsche’s illness bears on his philosophical ideas. It demonstrates that the long-standard explanation for Nietzsche’s dementia—syphilis—is almost certainly ... More

Substituting the Senses  

Julian Kiverstein, Mirko Farina, and Andy Clark

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Jul 2015
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Jan 2014
Sensory substitution devices are a type of sensory prosthesis that (typically) convert visual stimuli transduced by a camera into tactile or auditory stimulation. They are designed to be ... More

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