The Resource In the eye's mind : vision and the Helmholtz-Hering controversy, R. Steven Turner

In the eye's mind : vision and the Helmholtz-Hering controversy, R. Steven Turner

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In the eye's mind : vision and the Helmholtz-Hering controversy
Title
In the eye's mind
Title remainder
vision and the Helmholtz-Hering controversy
Statement of responsibility
R. Steven Turner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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, experience, and inference in vision. In this book, R. Steven Turner explores the impassioned exchanges of those rival schools, both to illuminate the clash of theory and to explore the larger role of controversy in the development of science. Controversy, he suggests, is constitutive of scientific change, and he uses the Helmholtz-Hering dispute to illustrate how polemics and tacit negotiation shape evolving theoretical stances
  • Turner focuses on the arguments and issues of the dispute, issues that ranged from the interpretation of color blindness and optical illusions to the therapeutic practices of clinical ophthalmology. As well, he focuses on the personalities, institutions, disciplinary structures, and methodological commitments that shaped the dispute, including the schools' rhetorical strategies. The work explores the incommensurability of the protagonists' viewpoints and examines the reception of the theories and the changing fortunes of the schools. Finally, the author traces the controversy into the twentieth century, where the issues of the dispute continue to inform the study of vision today
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, R. Steven
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QP491
LC item number
.T87 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 G-042
  • WW 105
NLM item number
T951i 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Hering, Ewald
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Hering, Ewald
  • Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Hering, Ewald
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Hering, Ewald
  • Hering, Ewald
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Hering, Ewald
  • Helmholtz, Hermann <<von>>
  • Hering, Ewald
  • Visual perception
  • Research
  • Vision, Ocular
  • Visual Perception
  • Visual perception
  • Visuele waarneming
  • Controversen
  • Perception visuelle
  • 19e siècle
  • Vision des couleurs
  • Perception spatiale
  • Histoire
  • Physiologie
  • Vision
  • Recherche
  • Controverse scientifique
  • Vision
  • Auge
  • Sinnesphysiologie
  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
  • Geschichte
  • Kontroverse
  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
Label
In the eye's mind : vision and the Helmholtz-Hering controversy, R. Steven Turner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-328) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780691033976
Lccn
93037258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28967942
  • (OCoLC)ocm28967942
Label
In the eye's mind : vision and the Helmholtz-Hering controversy, R. Steven Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780691033976
Lccn
93037258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28967942
  • (OCoLC)ocm28967942

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