The Innocent Eye: Why Vision is not a Cognitive Process

2015.01.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nico Orlandi, The Innocent Eye: Why Vision is not a Cognitive Process, Oxford University Press, 2014, 247pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.01.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nico Orlandi, The Innocent Eye: Why Vision is not a Cognitive Process, Oxford University Press, 2014, 247pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199375035. Reviewed by Michael Rescorla, University of California, Santa Barbara Nico Orlandi's book is a notable contribution to the burgeoning philosophical literature on perception. Orlandi advances a novel theory of vision, centered on the crucial role that the external environment plays in shaping visual activity. She defends her theory with an impressive array of empirical and theoretical considerations. The Embedded View Perceptual states represent the distal environment as standing a certain way. For example, perception represents objects as having certain shapes, sizes, colors, and locations. Helmholtz (1867) proposed that the perceptual system executes an "unconscious inference" from proximal sensory stimulations (e.g., retinal stimulations) to perceptual. . .

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