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Gary C. Hatfield [5]Gary Carl Hatfield [2]
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Gary Hatfield
University of Pennsylvania
  1. The Natural and the Normative: Theories of Spatial Perception From Kant to Helmholtz.Gary Carl Hatfield - 1990 - Cambridge: MIT Press.
    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 (...)
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  2. Force (God) in Descartes' physics.Gary C. Hatfield - 1979 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 10 (2):113-140.
    It is difficult to evaluate the role of activity - of force or of that which has causal efficacy - in Descartes’ natural philosophy. On the one hand, Descartes claims to include in his natural philosophy only that which can be described geometrically, which amounts to matter (extended substance) in motion (where this motion is described kinematically).’ Yet on the other hand, rigorous adherence to a purely geometrical description of matter in motion would make it difficult to account for the (...)
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  3. Perception and cognition: essays in the philosophy of psychology.Gary Carl Hatfield - 2009 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Representation and content in some (actual) theories of perception -- Representation in perception and cognition : task analysis, psychological functions, and rule instantiation -- Perception as unconscious inference -- Representation and constraints : the inverse problem and the structure of visual space -- On perceptual constancy -- Getting objects for free (or not) : the philosophy and psychology of object perception -- Color perception and neural encoding : does metameric matching entail a loss of information? -- Objectivity and subjectivity revisited (...)
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  4. Routledge philosophy guidebook to Descartes and the meditations.Gary C. Hatfield - 2002 - New York: Routledge. Edited by René Descartes.
    Descartes' Meditations is one of the most widely read philosophical texts and has marked the beginning of what we now consider as modern philosophy. It is the first text that most students of philosophy are introduced to and this Guidebook will be an indispensable introduction to what is undeniably one of the most important texts in the history of philosophy. Gary Hatfield offers a clear and concise introduction to Descartes' background, a careful reading of the Meditations and a methodological investigation (...)
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  5. The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes' Meditations.Gary C. Hatfield - 2014 - New York: Routledge.
    Descartes is widely regarded to be the father of modern philosophy and his Meditations is among the most important philosophical texts ever written. _The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes’ Meditations_ introduces the major themes in Descartes’ great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work, examining: The context of Descartes’ work and the background to his writing; Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact; The reception the book received when first seen (...)
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    A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, 2nd ed. [REVIEW]Gary C. Hatfield - 1983 - Teaching Philosophy 6 (1):76-78.
    Review of: John Losee, A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. 258 pages.
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    Descartes and His Contemporaries: Meditations, Objections, and Replies. [REVIEW]Gary C. Hatfield - 1997 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (4):624-626.
    Review of Roger Ariew and Marjorie Grene, editors, _Descartes and His Contemporaries: Meditations, Objections, and Replies_. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. Pp. vii + 261. Cloth, $45.00. Paper, $17.95.
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