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The traditional five senses in human kind are the senses of vision, hearing, taste, and smell, and touch. In medicine, the special senses are the first four of these; touch is specifically excluded as a special sense. Instead, the various aspects of touch (pain, heat, pressure) are all categorized as somatic senses. Senses are the physiological methods of perception. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Hearing is the following: Hearing is the sense by which sound is perceived. ... Taste is one of the traditional five senses and refers to the ability to detect of flavor of foodstuffs and other substances (e. ... Young boy smelling a flower Olfaction, which is also known as Olfactics is the sense of smell, and the detection of chemicals dissolved in air. ... medicines, see medication and pharmacology. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The somatosensory system is the sensory system of somatic sensation. ...

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Special obligations are often appealed to in arguments against consequentialism, because consequentialism is unable to accommodate agent-relative reasons and genuinely special obligations are agent-relative reasons.
The third strategy available to a voluntarist defender of special obligations is to argue that while it is not the case that all special obligations are reducible to contractual obligations, nonetheless, all special obligations share the feature of voluntary assumption with contractual obligations.
However, the sense in which a commandant of a camp has obligations of role does not seem to be a moral or reason-giving sense, and it is at least an open question as to whether Orthodox Jewish women have obligations to be submissive to the male members of their community.
The Special Senses - DESIGN, WORKINGS, AILMENTS, TAKING CARE (9020 words)
However, touch (along with the senses of pressure, temperature, and pain) is one of the general senses that has small sensory receptors scattered throughout the body in the skin (for a further discussion, see chapter 4).
The sense of taste is also influenced by the smell and texture of substances, hereditary factors, culture, and familiarity with specific taste sensations.
Since the special senses are often affected by problems in other parts or systems of the body, it is important to take care of the body as a whole.
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