Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-225)-and indexes.
Ch. 1 Recording observations -- Ch. 2 Nature of perceptual error -- Ch. 3 Nature of veridicality -- Ch. 4 Perception in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- Ch. 5 Instrumental revolution in the nineteenth century -- Ch. 6 Response revolution in the nineteenth century -- Ch. 7 Fragmentation of the senses in the nineteenth century -- Ch. 8 Twentieth century: the multiplication of illusion.
This volume traces the history of thinking about perception from its early philosophical roots to the modern laboratory. Some of the questions it considers have been asked since antiquity - Is what we see the truth? Are everyone's perceptual experiences the same? What is the nature of infants' perception?
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