The Senses: A (Mostly) Philosophical Bibliography

I would like to thank Tony Pitson for help in compiling this list and others who have suggested items. Any suggestions for additions to the bibliography would be gratefully received.

The Individuation of the Senses

Aristotle De Anima, Books II and III.

Clark, A. (1993) Sensory Qualities, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Coady, C. A. J. (1974) "The Senses of Martians", Philosophical Review, 83, pp. 107-125.

Grice, H. P. (1962) "Some Remarks About the Senses", in Analytical Philosophy, First Series, edited by R. J. Butler, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, pp. 133-153.

Heil, J. (1983) Perception and Cognition, Berkeley: University of California Press, (Chapter 1).

Johansen, T. I. (1998) Aristotle on the Sense-Organs, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Keeley, B. L. (2002) "Making Sense of the Senses: Individuating modalities in humans and other animals", Journal of Philosophy, 99, pp. 5-28. A longer version is online.

Leon, M. (1988) - "Characterising the Senses", Mind and Language, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 241-270.

Nelkin, N. (1990) - "Categorising the Senses", Mind and Language, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 149-164.

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The Nature of the Senses

Relationships Between the Senses

Campbell, J. (1995) "Molyneux's Question", Philosophical Issues, 7 (Perception), pp. 301-318.

Campbell, J. (1995) "Shape Properties, Experience of Shape and Shape Concepts" Philosophical Issues, 7 (Perception), pp. 351-363.

Evans, G. (1985) "Molyneux's Question", in his Collected Papers, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Ganeri, J. (2000) "Cross-Modality and the Self", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 61(3), pp. 639-657.

Gregory, R. (1974) "Recovery from Early Blindness: A Case Study", in his Concepts and Mechanisms of Perception, London: Duckworth.

Leivers, M "Molyneux Problem", in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy online at (accessed 7/2/02).

Loar, B. (1995) "Comments of John Campbell, 'Molyneux's Question'", Philosophical Issues, 7 (Perception), pp. 319-324.

Ludwig, K. (1995) "Shape Properties and Perception", Philosophical Issues, 7 (Perception), pp. 325-350.

Marks, L.E. (1978) The Unity of the Senses: Interrelations among the Modalities, New York: Academic Press.

Meltzoff, A. (1993) "Molyneux's Babies: Cross-modal Perception, Imitation, and the Mind of the Preverbal Infant", in Naomi Eilan, Rosaleen McCarthy, and Bill Brewer (eds.) Spatial Representation: Problems in Philosophy and Psychology, Oxford: Blackwell.

Morgan, M. J. (1977) Molyneux's Question: Vision, Touch and the Philosophy of Perception, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

von Senden, M. (1960) Space and Sight: The Perception of Space and Shape in the Congenitally Blind before and After Operation, trans. P. Heath, London: Methuen.
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Baron-Cohen, S. (2002) - Review of Duffy's "Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens: How Synesthetes colour their world, Cerebrum, The Dana Press, pp. 74-79.

Cytowic, Richard E. (1989) Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses, New York: Springer-Verlag.

Cytowic, Richard E. (1993) The Man Who Tasted Shapes, London: Abacus.

Cytowic, Richard E. (1995) "Synesthesia: Phenomenology and Neuropsychology - A Review of Current Knowledge", in Psyche, Volume 2, No. 10.
Online at (accessed (7/2/02).

Gray, J. A., Chopping, S.,  Nunn, J.  Parslow, D., Gregory, L., Williams, S., Brammer, M. J., Baron-Cohen, S. (2002) "Implications of Synaesthesia for Functionalism: Theory and Experiments", Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 9. No. 12, pp. 5-31.

Gray, Richard (2001) "Cognitive modules, synaesthesia and the constitution of psychological natural kinds", Philosophical Psychology, Volume 14, No.1, pp. 65-82.
Online at

Gray, Richard (2001) "Synaesthesia and Misrepresentation: a reply to Wager", Philosophical Psychology, Volume 14, No.3, pp. 339 - 346.

Harrison, J. E. (2001) Synaesthesia: the strangest thing, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Macpherson, F (2007) "", in Cartographies of the Mind: Philosophy and Psychology in Intersection, Series: Studies in Brain and Mind, Vol. 4, 2007, Mario de Caro, Francesco Ferretti and Massimo Marraffa (eds.), Dordrecht: Kleuwer.

Smilek, D. and Dixon, M. J. (2002) "Towards a Synergistic Understanding of Synaesthesia: Combining Current Experimental Findings With Synaesthetes' Subjective Descriptions", Psyche, Volume 8, Number 1.
Online at

van Campen, C. (1997) "Synesthesia and Artistic Experimentation", Psyche, Volume 3, Number 6. Online at

Wagner, Adam (1999) "The Extra Qualia Problem: Synaesthesia and Representationism", Philosophical Psychology, Volume 12, No. 3, pp. 265-283.
Online at

Wagner, Adam (2001) Synaesthesia Misrepresented (Response to Gray), Philosophical Psychology, Volume 14, No. 3. pp. 347 - 351.
Online at 
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Weiskrantz, L. (1986) Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Weiskrantz, L. (1997) Consciousness Lost and Found, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Sensory Deprivation

Solomon, P. et al. (eds.) (1961) Sensory Deprivation: A Symposium Held at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge MA and Oxford: Harvard University Press and Oxford University Press.

Zubek, J. P. (ed.) (1969) Sensory Deprivation : Fifteen Years of Research, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. 
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