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Surfaces.

Author/Creator:
Stroll, Avrum.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (241 pages)
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Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Provides novel answers to two age-old philosophical problems-the epistemological problem of how perception is able to generate knowledge, and the metaphysical problem of what it is that we perceive.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgments
Part I. What Are Surfaces?
Chapter 1. Introduction
1. Where Are the Edges?
2. Surfaces and the External World
3. Additional Puzzles
4. Plan of the Book: Substance and Methodology
Chapter 2. What Are Surfaces?
1. Talk about Marbles
2. Two Necessary Truths about Surfaces
3. More Complicated Cases
4. On Things That Don't Have Surfaces
5. Some Preliminary Results
Chapter 3. Two, Maybe Four, Conceptions of Surfaces
1. Leonardo Surfaces
2. Another Conception of Surfaces as Abstractions
3. P-Surfaces
4. Somorjai Surfaces and the Scientific Conception
5. How the OS and SS Conceptions Differ
6. A-Surfaces and P-Surfaces
Part II. Surfaces and Perception
Chapter 4. Direct Realism
1. Knowledge, Perception, and Surfaces
2. Is It Possible to See Something without Seeing Its Surface?
3. Can One See the Surface of X without Seeing X?
4. Is Talk about P-Surfaces Otiose?
5. Magnification and Resolution
6. A Second Type of Case
7. What Is Wrong with the Traditional Theories?
Chapter 5. On Seeing More Than Something's Surface
1. The Blocking Role of Surfaces
2. Three Contrasts
3. Three Theories
Chapter 6. Clarke's Argument
1. Seeing as a Unit Concept
2. Is the HM Fact Spurious?
3. Four Criticisms of Clarke's Argument
Chapter 7. Gibson's Ecological Approach
1. Gibson and the Philosophical Tradition
2. Gibson's Ecological Account
3. Gibson's Theory of Vision
4. Assessment of Gibson
Chapter 8. Piecemeal Realism
1. Realism and Direct Realism
2. The Contemporary Scene: Direct vs. Representative Realism
3. Intermediaries
4. Directly and Indirectly
5. Scratching Directly and Seeing Directly
6. Seeing Indirectly: The Problem of "Other Faces
7. Seeing in Normal Circumstances.
8. Piecemeal Realism
Part III. The Geometry of Ordinary Speech
Chapter 9. Surfaces and Faces
1. Regrouping
2. Five Shared Characteristics
3. That Latin Connection Reconsidered
4. A Rather Surprising Conclusion
Chapter 10. Boundaries
1. Embodiment and Representation
2. The Geometry of Ordinary Speech
3. Linear Extensions and Spreads
4. A Question Answered
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Stroll, Avrum Surfaces
ISBN:
9780816682881
9780816616947
OCLC:
437191399
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