The Natural and the Normative: Theories of Spatial Perception From Kant to Helmholtz

Cambridge: MIT Press (1990)
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Gary Hatfield
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract
Gary Hatfield examines theories of spatial perception from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century and provides a detailed analysis of the works of Kant and Helmholtz, who adopted opposing stances on whether central questions about spatial perception were fully amenable to natural-scientific treatment. At stake were the proper understanding of the relationships among sensation, perception, and experience, and the proper methodological framework for investigating the mental activities of judgment, understanding, and reason issues which remain at the core of philosophical psychology and cognitive science.
Keywords Cognitive Science  Epistemology  History  Mind  Perception  Psychology  Science  Spatiality  Helmholtz  Kant
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ISBN(s) 9780262080866   0262515350   0262080869  
DOI 10.2307/2219697
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