Józef Bremer

Aristotle on Touch

16/1 - Spring 2011, pages 73–87
Date of online publication: 24 mars 2011
Date of publication: 24 mars 2011


According Aristotle's On the Soul, the first and most important form of sensation which we human beings share with other animals is a sense of touch. Without touch animals cannot exist. The first part of my article presents Aristotle's teaching about the internal connection between the soul and the sensory powers, especially as regards the sense of touch. The second part consists of a collection of the classical considerations about this subject. The third part then deals with the actuality of some Aristotle's thesis about touch with reference to current research in neurophysiology on kinesthesia and haptic perception.


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Bremer, Józef. “Aristotle on Touch.” Forum Philosophicum 16, no. 1 (2011): 73–87. doi:10.5840/forphil201116115.


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