Earlier versions of this paper were read at Oxford, York, Warwick and at the Mind Network meeting in Cambridge. Many thanks for all the help and advice received on these occasions. Particular thanks to Alex Kelly, Hemdat Lerman, Matt Nudds, Lizzie Schechter, Barry Smith and Matt Soteriou.
Flavour, Taste and Smell
Article first published online: 4 JUN 2013
© 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Mind & Language
Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 322–341, June 2013
How to Cite
RICHARDSON, L. (2013), Flavour, Taste and Smell. Mind & Language, 28: 322–341. doi: 10.1111/mila.12020
- Issue published online: 4 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 4 JUN 2013
I consider the role of psychology and other sciences in telling us about our senses, via the issue of whether empirical findings show us that flavours are perceived partly with the sense of smell. I argue that scientific findings do not establish that we're wrong to think that flavours are just tasted. Non-naturalism, according to which our everyday conception of the senses does not involve empirical commitments of a kind that could be corrected by empirical findings is, I suggest, a plausible view that is not easy to dismiss.