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Natural History Periodicals and Changing Conceptions of the Naturalist Community, 1828–65

Geoffrey Belknap

in Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Constructing Scientific Communities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226676517
eISBN:
9780226683461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226683461.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the changing visions for one of the first subject specialist periodical formats of the nineteenth century, the natural history periodical. It follows three broadly differing ... More


Philosophy of Perception: The New Wave

Bence Nanay

in Perceiving the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195386196
eISBN:
9780199866748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386196.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory essay aims to explain why and in what way perception became a very central field of philosophical research by asking what questions contemporary philosophers of perception are ... More


Do the same principles constrain persisting object representations in infant cognition and adult perception?:: The cases of continuity and cohesion

Erik W. Cheries, Stephen R. Mitroff, Karen Wynn, and Brian J. Scholl

in The Origins of Object Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199216895
eISBN:
9780191696039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216895.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In recent years, the study of object persistence has undergone a major rebirth in the two fields of cognitive science — infant cognition and adult vision science. Given the difference between the ... More


Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

M. Chirimuuta

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Is color real or illusory, mind independent or mind dependent? The metaphysical debate over color has gone on at least since the seventeenth century. In this book, M. Chirimuuta draws on contemporary ... More


Perceptual Pragmatism

M. Chirimuuta

in Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers whether there can be any such thing as a naturalized metaphysics of color—a straightforward distillation of the ontological commitments of vision science. The first part of the ... More


Coloring In, and Coloring For

M. Chirimuuta

in Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In Chapter 3 we saw that non-relational theories assume a coloring in model. Anti-realists imagine that achromatic reality is falsely colored by the projections of the mind, while realists take ... More


Understanding Human Visual Function with Psychophysics

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

in Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

Humans are visual creatures. The amazing abilities of human vision far exceed the capabilities of the most sophisticated machines and may inspire new machine design. Human visual capabilities and ... More


Foundationalism and the Phenomenology of Perception

Christian Coseru

in Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199843381
eISBN:
9780199979851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843381.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter, which draws on a set of interrelated issues in the phenomenology of perception, calls into question the assumption that Buddhist philosophers of the Dignāga-Dharmakīrti tradition pursue ... More


Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

Vision is one of the most active areas in biomedical research, and visual psychophysical techniques are a foundational methodology for this research enterprise. Visual psychophysics, which studies ... More


Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Ralph Siegel and Foreword by Oliver Sacks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book charts a neuroscientist's journey to understand the central mysteries of consciousness. The author began his career in the neurophysiology of vision in the 1980s, just when the field was ... More


A Moderate Approach to Embodied Cognitive Science

Alvin I. Goldman

in Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199874187
eISBN:
9780190267674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199874187.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses a method for understanding embodied cognition which involves bodily representational codes and evidence regarding cognitive processes that the brain reuses. It offers a ... More


Dark Matter as Hermeneutics

Daniel L. Everett

in Dark Matter of the Mind: The Culturally Articulated Unconscious

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226070766
eISBN:
9780226401430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401430.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that dark matter is the primary tool in interpreting our experiences, following along the lines of previous studies in linguistics and anthropology with an added attention to the ... More


Polemos

A. J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens, and Jon Roffe

in Lacan Deleuze Badiou

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682058
eISBN:
9780748697168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682058.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses previously held conceptual problems of contemporary, time, event, and truth and compares how the three philosophers would react to each other's ideas. The chapter examines ... More


No More than Meets the Eye: Shadows as Pure Visibilia

Ian Phillips

in Perceptual Ephemera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198722304
eISBN:
9780191789120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722304.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops a view of shadows as pure visibilia: objects constitutively and exhaustively connected in nature, existence and qualities to our experience of them. It takes as its stalking ... More


Visual Irredentism

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author reflects on visual irredentism within the context of the brain's cortices, thalamic nuclei, and brainstem structures. He discusses the so-called binding problem in ... More


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