The Problem of the Sense Qualities

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(1) IN his very friendly notice of my “Outline of Psychology” (NATURE, December 10, 1896), Mr. W. E. Johnson points out what he takes to be a fallacy underlying the calculation of the number of possible sensation qualities in that and other text books. I believe with Mr. Johnson that the qualitative series is in many cases (not all: cf. taste, e.g.) continuous. But I do not think that this makes the calculation of distinguishable qualities fallacious.

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TITCHENER, E. The Problem of the Sense Qualities. Nature 55, 294–295 (1897) doi:10.1038/055294c0

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