Non Liquet is delighted to publish the third issue on ‘Touch’ from the online Law and the Senses Series.
Following Taste and Smell, this issues explores the sense of touch in relation to the law and normativity. Described by Aristotle as the most vital and intelligent of senses, touch contains both the physical and metaphysical in its ability to express the determination of being. To manifest itself, touch relies on a precise and active bodily/physical involvement that other senses do not require: to touch is already to be active and to activate. This fundamental ontology makes touch the most essential of all senses.