Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The perception of environmental stimuli acting on the body

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • First, the main proponents of sense-datum theories advanced these theories mainly as theories of exteroception, that is, perception of external physical reality.

    Pain

  • So even if one finds the anti-sense-datum arguments convincing and rejects indirect realism of this kind for standard exteroception, there is still room for adopting a sense-datum theory for intransitive bodily sensations and for pain in particular.

    Pain

  • As a matter of fact, our conceptual practices treat seeing and other standard exteroception differently than they treat feeling pain, despite the fact that the types of information flow seem identical in both cases.

    Pain

  • Because sense-datum theories are most plausible when applied to intransitive bodily sensations, many philosophers, who believe that a naturalist account of ordinary perception can be given without introducing sense-data, have attempted to understand pains and other bodily sensations as species of ordinary perception (exteroception).

    Pain

  • They have exteroception in mind, and we'll use the term always in this sense.

    Pain

  • Standard perception (exteroception) can be analyzed as involving the perception (act) of a public object.

    Pain

  • Whatever the fate of sense-datum theories might be as general theories of exteroception, their appeal as a model for understanding pains and other intransitive bodily sensations is very strong.

    Pain

  • According to sense-datum theorists, however, we are rarely, if ever, aware of this indirection in ordinary (veridical) exteroception.

    Pain

  • Our spontaneous conceptual reaction also follows this pattern: there is a marked difference in the locus of concept application or conceptual identification between standard exteroception and pain.

    Pain

  • In apparent contrast to pain, normal exteroception always involves the possibility of misperception, and thus miscategorization (that is, misapplication of concepts to the objects of exteroception).

    Pain

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.