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Models pp 175-187 | Cite as

Pictures, Representation, and the Understanding

[1972]
  • Marx W. Wartofsky
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 48)

Abstract

I am tempted to subtitle this paper ‘Meditations on a Dinner Plate’, partly out of respect for Gombrich’s essay, ‘Meditations on a Hobby-Horse’; partly out of a disenchantment with the British preoccupation with pennies and their elliptical looks; and partly out of the conviction that a philosopher is likely to do better on a good meal, than on a pocketful of small change.

Keywords

Geometrical Optic Matching Shape Shape Constancy Naive Subject Real Shape 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Robert H. Thouless, ‘Phenomenal Regression to the Real Object’, The British Journal of Psychology, 21, 4, p. 339 (1931).Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    K. Eissler, ‘Die Gestaltkonstanz der Sehdinge bei Variation der Objekte und ihrer Einwirkungsweise auf den Wahrnehmenden’, Archiv für Gestaltpsychologie 88, pp. 487–550(1933).Google Scholar
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    J. Langdon, ‘The Perception of a Changing Shape’, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 3, pp. 157–165 (1951).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    H. Leibowitz and L. E. Bourne, Jr., ‘Time and Intensity as Determiners of Perceived Shape’, Journal of Experimental Psychology 51, 4, pp. 277–281 (1956).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    H. Leibowitz, I. Waskow, N. Loeffler, and F. Glaser, ‘Intelligence Level as a Variable in the Perception of Shape’, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 11, pp. 108–112 (1959).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1979

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  • Marx W. Wartofsky

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