Introduction to Touch

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Abstract

Described by Aristotle as the most vital of senses, touch contains both the physical and the metaphysical in its ability to express the determination of being. To manifest itself, touch makes a movement outwards, beyond the body, and relies on a specific physical involvement other senses do not require: to touch is already to be active and to activate. This fundamental ontology makes touch the most essential of all senses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTOUCH
EditorsCaterina Nirta, Andrea Pavoni, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Danilo Mandic
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherUniversity of Westminster Press (UWP)
Pages1028
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-912-65636-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-912656-66-0, 978-1-912-65634-9
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2020

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Nirta, C. (2020). Introduction to Touch. In C. Nirta, A. Pavoni, A. Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, & D. Mandic (Eds.), TOUCH (pp. 1028). University of Westminster Press (UWP).