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Active Vision: The Psychology of Looking and Seeing

John M Findlay and Iain D Gilchrist

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198524793
eISBN:
9780191711817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524793.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

More than one third of the human brain is devoted to the processes of seeing — vision is after all the main way in which we gather information about the world. But human vision is a dynamic process ... More


Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

George M. Wilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In works of literary fiction, it is fictional in the work that the words of the text are being recounted by some work‐internal ‘voice’—the literary narrator. One can ask similarly whether in movies ... More


‘Seeing’ the Risen Jesus

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that when Mary Magdalene, Peter, and others saw the risen Jesus, their “seeing” was a case of a normal vision. This is the natural way to read the New Testament accounts, ... More


Wollheim on Pictorial Representation

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay was written as a contribution to a symposium in honour of the distinguished aesthetician Richard Wollheim, and begins with a sympathetic summary of his highly influential account of ... More


Fleshing Out and Seeing‐in

John V. Kulvicki

in On Images: Their Structure and Content

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290758
eISBN:
9780191604010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929075X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

With some sense of the relation between bare-bones content and fleshed-out content on the table, this chapter answers four important questions. First, why do we flesh out the contents of pictures in ... More


What’s in a Comma?

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a question, the most important of the skeptic's questions, not only in but for Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu: is poetic seeing also true seeing, and how can it ... More


Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Andy Rotman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the ways that seeing is an integral part of Indian Buddhism, and how the practices of seeing described in Indian Buddhist narratives function as a kind of skeleton key for opening ... More


Fathers on the Frontier: French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870

Michael Pasquier

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372335
eISBN:
9780199777273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372335.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

French émigré priests fled the religious turmoil of the French Revolution after 1789 and found themselves leading a new wave of Roman Catholic missionaries in the United States. This book explores ... More


The Uniqueness of Person‐Perception

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the misleading picture of the inferential perception of persons. It also discusses the connection to the other-minds problem, Goethe on the perception of expressive gestures ... More


Seeing and Knowing

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Part I focuses on the practice of śraddhā, the causes and conditions that lead to its arising and the subsequent behavior that its arising entails. This analysis begins, in chapter 1, with an ... More


Getting and Giving

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 explores the contrast between śraddhā and bhakti. While bhakti is portrayed in the Divyāvadāna as a false confidence in divine forces, śraddhā is represented as a mental state that arises ... More


Past and Present

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 7 returns to the Koṭikarṇa-avadāna and considers what monastics say about seeing the Buddha and what they do when confronted with the opportunity. The chapter then focuses on two accounts ... More


Missionary Politics and Ultramontane Catholicism

Michael Pasquier

in Fathers on the Frontier: French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372335
eISBN:
9780199777273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372335.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter is an analysis of the reliance of French missionary priests on the Holy See for guidance in the resolution of ecclesiastical conflicts, the evangelization of Catholic and non-Catholic ... More


Developmental Origins of Object Perception

Scott P. Johnson

in Learning and the Infant Mind

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195301151
eISBN:
9780199894246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301151.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the illustrates four key steps that the visual system follows in perceiving objects: (1) segmentation of the visual scene into its components, components that ... More


Network Structure and the Polysemy of see

Nikolas Gisborne

in The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577798
eISBN:
9780191722417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577798.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is a discussion of the polysemy of see, which is concerned with two main questions: how to model polysemy in a default inheritance based theory; and how fine‐grained an analysis of ... More


Picture Perception as Twofold Experience

Katerina Bantinaki

in Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585960
eISBN:
9780191723490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585960.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The aim in this chapter is to provide an intelligible conception of the notion of twofoldness that Richard Wollheim has used in his account of seeing‐in in order to describe the phenomenological ... More


Seeing Things in Pictures

John H. Brown

in Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585960
eISBN:
9780191723490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585960.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Everyone recognizes that viewers can see things in art‐grade pictures other than their proper, pictorial subjects. Theories of depiction devise criteria by which ‘correct’ interpretation of pictures ... More


Wooden Stilus Tablets from Roman Britain

Alan K. Bowman and Roger S. O. Tomlin

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

The imaging of ancient document papers presents several challenges, the nature of which is determined by the character of the text, the material on which it is written and the state of preservation. ... More


Basic Concepts

Stephen Handel

in Perceptual Coherence: Hearing and seeing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169645
eISBN:
9780199786732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169645.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Hearing and seeing is the abstraction of the structured sensory energy that signifies objects out of the ongoing flux. For both, all sensations are understood to belong to objects and are understood ... More


Conclusion

Kaitlin M. Murphy

in Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282548
eISBN:
9780823284818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282548.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this section, the author offers a brief recap and conclusion of the book.


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