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The Forgotten Sense: Meditations on Touch

Pablo Maurette


The Forgotten Sense: Meditations on Touch is a collection of essays that revolve around conceptions and depictions of the sense of touch throughout the cultural history of the West, from antiquity to the 21st century. Touch is the vastest, most complex of the senses. It is the external sensation of the outside world, and the intimate experience of our inner body. It is the sense of pleasure and pain. It allows us to perceive the outside world not only as texture, but also as pressure and temperature. It collaborates with the other senses to orient us in space and grants us the perception of ou ... More

Keywords: touch, haptic, affect, senses, perception, aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226561332
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226561509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pablo Maurette, author
North Central College 

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