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Type: Book chapter
Title: Ancient philosophers on the sense of smell
Author: Baltussen, J.N.
Citation: Smell and the ancient senses, 2015 / Bradley, M. (ed./s), Ch.2, pp.30-45
Publisher: Routledge
Publisher Place: London
Issue Date: 2015
Series/Report no.: The Senses in Antiquity
ISBN: 9781844656424
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Hans Baltussen
Abstract: This essay discusses the ancient Greek philosophical ideas on the sense of smell. It sets out the difficulties of interpreting our source material and proposes to see the range of views from a developmental perspective, highlighting the deep influence the Peripatetic model of the golden mean has had on the way in which the early history of smell became known to us.
Keywords: smell; Greek philosophy; mechanism
Rights: © 2015 Mark Bradley for selection and editorial matter; individual contributions, the contributors
RMID: 0030025127
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