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The innocent eye : why vision is not a cognitive process, Nico Orlandi

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The innocent eye : why vision is not a cognitive process
Title
The innocent eye
Title remainder
why vision is not a cognitive process
Statement of responsibility
Nico Orlandi
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why does the world look to us as it does? Generally speaking, this question has received two types of answers in the cognitive sciences in the past fifty or so years. According to the first, the world looks to us the way it does because we construct it to look as it does. According to the second, the world looks as it does primarily because of how the world is. In The Innocent Eye, Nico Orlandi defends a position that aligns with this second, world-centered tradition, but that also respects some of the insights of constructivism. Orlandi develops an embedded understanding of visual processing according to which, while visual percepts are representational states, the states and structures that precede the production of percepts are not representations. If we study the environmental contingencies in which vision occurs, and we properly distinguish functional states and features of the visual apparatus from representational states and features, we obtain an empirically more plausible, world-centered account. Orlandi shows that this account accords well with models of vision in perceptual psychology -- such as Natural Scene Statistics and Bayesian approaches to perception -- and outlines some of the ways in which it differs from recent 'enactive' approaches to vision. The main difference is that, although the embedded account recognizes the importance of movement for perception, it does not appeal to action to uncover the richness of visual stimulation. The upshot is that constructive models of vision ascribe mental representations too liberally, ultimately misunderstanding the notion. Orlandi offers a proposal for what mental representations are that, following insights from Brentano, James and a number of contemporary cognitive scientists, appeals to the notions of de-coupleability and absence to distinguish representations from mere tracking states"--
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Orlandi, Nico
Dewey number
152.14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.V54
LC item number
O75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Philosophy of mind
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  • Vision
  • Visual perception
  • PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
  • PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
Label
The innocent eye : why vision is not a cognitive process, Nico Orlandi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Vision is not a cognitive process -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 The thesis -- 1.3 The argument -- 1.4 The context and the consequences -- 1.5 Conclusion -- 2 The Embedded View 67 -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Embedded seeing -- 2.3 Natural scene statistics -- 2.4 Bayesian approaches to vision: neuro-centrism without representation -- 2.5 Conclusion -- 3 Representation and the issue of evidence -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Implicit representation -- 3.3 Beyond misrepresentation -- 3.4 Is this just terminology? -- 3.5 Representation -- 3.6 The evidence: s-representations -- 3.7 The evidence: p-representations -- 3.8 Conclusion -- 4 The explanatory power of the embedded view -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Stability -- 4.3 Constancy -- 4.4 Misperception -- 4.5 Visual illusion -- 4.6 Completion -- 4.7 Multistability -- 4.8 Semantic effects and cognitive penetrability -- 4.9 Conclusion -- 5 Computation -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Computation without representation -- 5.3 Seeing is not believing -- 5.4 Conclusion
Control code
867613483
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780199375035
Lccn
2013044596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)867613483
Label
The innocent eye : why vision is not a cognitive process, Nico Orlandi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) 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
1. Vision is not a cognitive process -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 The thesis -- 1.3 The argument -- 1.4 The context and the consequences -- 1.5 Conclusion -- 2 The Embedded View 67 -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Embedded seeing -- 2.3 Natural scene statistics -- 2.4 Bayesian approaches to vision: neuro-centrism without representation -- 2.5 Conclusion -- 3 Representation and the issue of evidence -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Implicit representation -- 3.3 Beyond misrepresentation -- 3.4 Is this just terminology? -- 3.5 Representation -- 3.6 The evidence: s-representations -- 3.7 The evidence: p-representations -- 3.8 Conclusion -- 4 The explanatory power of the embedded view -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Stability -- 4.3 Constancy -- 4.4 Misperception -- 4.5 Visual illusion -- 4.6 Completion -- 4.7 Multistability -- 4.8 Semantic effects and cognitive penetrability -- 4.9 Conclusion -- 5 Computation -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Computation without representation -- 5.3 Seeing is not believing -- 5.4 Conclusion
Control code
867613483
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780199375035
Lccn
2013044596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)867613483

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