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The Natural and the Normative: Theories of Spatial Perception from Kant to Helmholtz (MIT Press)

 
 
 
 
The Natural and the Normative: Theories of Spatial Perception from Kant to Helmholtz (MIT Press)
Author: Gary Hatfield
ISBN 13: 9780262515351
ISBN 10: 262515350
Edition: N/A
Publisher: A Bradford Book
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 380
List Price: $30.00
 
 

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 amenable to natural-scientific treatment.

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Examines theories of spatial perception from the 17th to the 19th centuries, focusing on the opposing views of Kant and Helmholtz on whether the subject could be investigated by the methods of natural science. The question has a bearing on the larger issues of how to approach a study of psychology and cognition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)