In Brian McGuinness & Rudolf Haller (eds.), Grazer Philosophische Studien. Rodopi. pp. 395-413 (1989)

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J.J. Gibson claims that one who is looking at Niagara Falls is seeing it directly, whereas one who is looking at a picture of Niagara Falls is seeing it indirectly or mediately. Gibson's cognitivist critics claim that all perception is mediated and that "external objects" are never seen directly. Each side takes the debate to be a scientific issue. But following Wittgenstein's "nose" for detecting philosophical intrusions into what do not appear to be philosophical debates, the author shows how such elements play a decisive role in influencing the character of the argument. When the issue is seen from this perspective it can also be seen why both sides are mistaken in their claims
Keywords Perception  Wittgenstein
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DOI 10.5840/gps198933/3448
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