/ Touch Without Touching
It might seem obvious, then, that to experience an object through touch requires that we come into direct bodily contact with it. Despite the intuitive appeal of such a view, the claim is implausible. The main argument of this is paper will be that, like the teleosenses of vision and audition, touch often represents objects that are far removed from the surface of the body. Even though distal touch experiences require that something make contact with our sensory surfaces, it does not follow that the objects of our tactual experiences — those objects or properties to which our tactual experiences refer — themselves need to be in direct contact with our bodies.
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