The Philosophy and Psychology of Sensation

The Philosophy and Psychology of Sensation

by Charles H. Hartshorne

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ISBN-13: 9781625645791
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/17/2014
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 792,106
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I Two Theories of Sensation 1

Section 1 Sensation: A Concept in Flux 1

Section 2 Definition of the Affective Continuum 5

Section 3 The Passing of Materialism 10

Section 4 Qualities and the New Doctrine of Analysis 20

Chapter II An Unscientific Hypothesis 29

Section 5 The Logical Structure of the Current Theory 29

A The Criterion of Simplicity 29

B Knowing, Feeling, and Willing 36

C The Geometry of Color 40

Section 6 The Facts 49

A Pain, Temperature, and Affection 49

B Pitch and Brightness 59

C Further Intersense Analogies 74

D Modes and Fusion 76

E Synesthesia 77

Section 7 The Failure to Produce Agreement 85

Chapter III The Deadlock in Contemporary Philosophy 87

Section 8 The Appeal to the Sense Datum 87

Section 9 The Status of Tertiary Qualities 95

Section 10 Quality and Interest 99

Section 11 The Philosopher as Observer 102

Chapter IV The Conflict of Opinions in Psychology 107

Section 12 Sensation and Feeling 107

Section 13 Objective Feelings 117

Section 14 Is Feeling an Attribute of Sensation? 124

Section 15 Subjective Feelings 126

Section 16 Alleged Criteria of the Distinctness of Sensation and Feeling 130

Section 17 How Feelings Become Sensations 135

Section 18 The Persistence of Associational and Faculty Psychologies 136

Section 19 Atomism in Psychology 138

Section 20 Dimensional Theories of Sensation 146

Section 21 Behavior, Gestalt, and Affective Continuity 152

Chapter V Dualism in Aesthetics 159

Section 22 The Premisses of Aesthetics 159

Section 23 Expression and Association 169

Section 24 Expression and Immanence 175

Section 25 Quality and Pattern 182

VI The Dimensions of Experience 190

Section 26 Dimensional Analysis in Science 190

Section 27 The Social Continuum 191

Section 28 The Ultimate Dimensions 194

Section 29 Space: The Primary Qualities 196

Section 30 The Affective Continuum 200

Section 31 Vagueness: The Evolution of Qualities 207

VII The Dimensions of Sensation 209

Section 32 Color 209

Section 33 Sound 225

Section 34 Touch, Temperature, and Pain 234

Section 35 Taste and Smell 236

Section 36 The General Question 241

VIII Sensation and Environment 243

Section 37 The Psycho-physical Problem 243

Section 38 Sense Qualities and Adaptation 250

A Vision and Behavior 253

B Hearing 257

C Thermal Sensations 259

D The Chemical Senses and Pleasure and Pain 261

Section 39 The Verification of Panpsychism 263

Section 40 Conclusion: Some Predictions 266

Appendix

A The Affective Continuum in Theology 271

B Why the Current Doctrine of Pitch and Loudness Arose 273

C Brightness as a Universal-Attribute 277

D Goethe's Farbenlehre 278

E Bibliographical Note 280

Index 283

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