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What is the relationship between the senses and Learning/Knowledge?

  1. Feb 18, 2006 #1
    Hi... i have a presentation to do on Helen Keller on the Theory of Knowledge, but i would love to know what you think about the relationship between knowledge/learning and the human senses

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  3. Feb 19, 2006 #2


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    Obvopusly Helen Keller is an extreme example of the fact that you don't need all your senses to learn, but from her own testimony her sense of touch played an important role in her relating the experience of water to the word "water". I would think a human mind completely cut off from the outside world might be able to have some knowledge of its own interiority - no more than we all have. But I would expect it to be very limited if not seriously damaged in that condition.
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