Ø Therefore, after deep reflection, Aristotle grants those qualities

Ø History

The origin of the five senses goes
back to Aristotle’s book De Anima.
He described for the first time the five senses, their organs and functions
associated. However, Aristotle is inconsistent on this subject since he sustains
two opposite ideas. I will spare you the thinking details and only state the
ideas because our scientific brains cannot stand the twisted complexity of these
philosophical concepts.

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On one hand, he affirms that the
qualities we perceive (such as smell, color, odor, …) are independent from the
human perception and “belong” to the objects themselves.

On the other hand, his fellow
scientific Protagoras did not agree with his statement: “What do you mean those qualities are out there independent of us? They
so blatantly depend upon sense organs, and they vary with variations in the
sense organs.”  

Therefore, after deep reflection,
Aristotle grants those qualities as a function of the human perception and an
interaction between the exterior world and our organs.

Ø How do we perceive the senses?

Aristotle’s change of mind was
correct after all, hopefully for him”. His idea of an interaction between the world
and our body through our senses is partially correct. However, he did not
determine at which scale this interaction occurs and the number of senses is
restricted to five. How could he be able to do so? Back then, they did not have
our knowledge of the human body and certainly not the brain. Effectively, the
knowledge of the brain’s work is the clue to understand how the human body
processes the senses information.Ø History

The origin of the five senses goes
back to Aristotle’s book De Anima.
He described for the first time the five senses, their organs and functions
associated. However, Aristotle is inconsistent on this subject since he sustains
two opposite ideas. I will spare you the thinking details and only state the
ideas because our scientific brains cannot stand the twisted complexity of these
philosophical concepts.

On one hand, he affirms that the
qualities we perceive (such as smell, color, odor, …) are independent from the
human perception and “belong” to the objects themselves.

On the other hand, his fellow
scientific Protagoras did not agree with his statement: “What do you mean those qualities are out there independent of us? They
so blatantly depend upon sense organs, and they vary with variations in the
sense organs.”  

Therefore, after deep reflection,
Aristotle grants those qualities as a function of the human perception and an
interaction between the exterior world and our organs.

Ø How do we perceive the senses?

Aristotle’s change of mind was
correct after all, hopefully for him”. His idea of an interaction between the world
and our body through our senses is partially correct. However, he did not
determine at which scale this interaction occurs and the number of senses is
restricted to five. How could he be able to do so? Back then, they did not have
our knowledge of the human body and certainly not the brain. Effectively, the
knowledge of the brain’s work is the clue to understand how the human body
processes the senses information.