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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
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R. Steven Turner
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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. Here 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. He explores the incommensurability of the protagonists' viewpoints and examines the reception of the theories and the changing fortunes of the schools. Finally, Turner traces the controversy into the twentieth century, where the issues continue to inform the study of vision today. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
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1944-
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Turner, R. Steven
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
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  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Hering, Ewald
  • Helmholtz, Hermann von
  • Hering, Ewald
  • Visual perception
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • SCIENCE
  • Visual perception
  • History and Ethics of Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Visual perception
  • Visual perception
  • Medizin, Gesundheit
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In the eye's mind : vision and the Helmholtz-Hering controversy, R. Steven Turner
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-328) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Five. The Nativist-Empiricist Controversy Begins
  • Chapter Six. Helmholtz on Light and Color
  • Chapter Seven. Hering on Light and Color
  • Chapter Eight. Core Sets and Partisans
  • Chapter Nine. The Nativist-Empiricist Debate, 1870-1925
  • Chapter Ten. Color Vision Controversies, 1875-90
  • Chapter Eleven. Color Vision Controversies, 1890-1915
  • Chapter Twelve. The Roots of Incommensurability
  • Chapter Thirteen. Controversy and Disciplinary Structure
  • Chapter Fourteen. In Search of Denouement: The Twentieth Century
  • Frontmatter
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • References and Abbreviations
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One. Introduction
  • Chapter Two. Physiological Optics from Wheatstone to Helmholtz
  • Chapter Three. Helmholtz on Spatial Perception
  • Chapter Four. Hering on Spatial Perception
Control code
ocn889252899
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (357 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863815
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400863815
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7377np
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252899
Label
In the eye's mind : vision and the Helmholtz-Hering controversy, R. Steven Turner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-328) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Five. The Nativist-Empiricist Controversy Begins
  • Chapter Six. Helmholtz on Light and Color
  • Chapter Seven. Hering on Light and Color
  • Chapter Eight. Core Sets and Partisans
  • Chapter Nine. The Nativist-Empiricist Debate, 1870-1925
  • Chapter Ten. Color Vision Controversies, 1875-90
  • Chapter Eleven. Color Vision Controversies, 1890-1915
  • Chapter Twelve. The Roots of Incommensurability
  • Chapter Thirteen. Controversy and Disciplinary Structure
  • Chapter Fourteen. In Search of Denouement: The Twentieth Century
  • Frontmatter
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • References and Abbreviations
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One. Introduction
  • Chapter Two. Physiological Optics from Wheatstone to Helmholtz
  • Chapter Three. Helmholtz on Spatial Perception
  • Chapter Four. Hering on Spatial Perception
Control code
ocn889252899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (357 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863815
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400863815
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7377np
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252899

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