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In the eye's mind : vision and the Helmholtz-Hering controversy

Author: R Steven Turner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the most persistent controversies of modern science has dealt with human visual perception. It erupted in Germany during the 1860s as a dispute between physiologists Hermann von Helmholtz, Ewald Hering, and their schools. Well into the twentieth century these groups warred over the origins of our capacity to perceive space, over the retinal mechanisms that mediate color sensations, and over the role of mind,
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hermann von Helmholtz; Ewald Hering; Hermann von Helmholtz; Ewald Hering; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz; Hermann von Helmholtz; Ewald Hering; Hermann von Helmholtz; Ewald Hering; Ewald Hering; Hermann von Helmholtz; Ewald Hering; Hermann von Helmholtz; Ewald Hering
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Steven Turner
ISBN: 0691033978 9780691033976
OCLC Number: 28967942
Description: xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Physiological Optics from Wheatstone to Helmholtz --
Ch. 3. Helmholtz on Spatial Perception --
Ch. 4. Hering on Spatial Perception --
Ch. 5. The Nativist-Empiricist Controversy Begins --
Ch. 6. Helmholtz Light and Color --
Ch. 7. Hering on Light and Color --
Ch. 8. Core Sets and Partisans --
Ch. 9. The Nativist-Empiricist Debate, 1870-1925 --
Ch. 10. Color Vision Controversies, 1875-90 --
Ch. 11. Color Vision Controversies, 1890-1915 --
Ch. 12. The Roots of Incommensurability --
Ch. 13. Controversy and Disciplinary Structure --
Ch. 14. In Search of Denouement: The Twentieth Century.
Responsibility: R. Steven Turner.
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